About the new "1979 Generation" series
We are excited to introduce a new series of audio interviews in conjunction with the launching of Jadaliyya’s Iran Page. This series will focus on feminism and revolution by drawing on personal memory as well as activist and scholarly engagements. Iran Page co-editor, Manijeh Nasrabadi, will interview Iranian feminists who lived through the 1978-1979 revolution and whose experiences and insights contribute to a body of knowledge that is invaluable for understanding the revolution and politics in Iran today. We will invite our guests to tell their stories of revolutionary upheaval and the contested role of women in the national liberation project and to reflect on what feminism means to them. Our hope is to create an archive of the lived experiences of Iranian feminists of the "1979 generation" that can preserve their legacy and make it available to future generations.
Episode 1: Homa Hoodfar on Feminism and Revolution
Jadaliyya’s Iran Page brings Iranian feminist experiences of the 1979 revolution and its aftermath together in a new audio interview series. In the first episode of 1979 Generation, Jadaliyya’s Iran Page co-editor, Manijeh Nasrabadi, interviews Homa Hoodfar on revolutionary upheaval, the contested role of women in the national liberation project and the meaning of feminism.
Homa Hoodfar is Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, at Concordia University, Montreal. Her field-based research and expertise lies in legal anthropology; the anthropology of political economy; reproductive rights; Afghan women and youth refugees in Iran and Pakistan; women in formal and informal politics; hijab and clothing as political institutions; gender and citizenship; Muslim women’s sports as politics; and gender and the public sphere in Muslim contexts.
Manijeh Nasrabadi is a writer, educator, and activist based in New York City. Her essays and articles have appeared in the Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties, Scholar & Feminist Online, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Comparative Studies of South Asian, Africa, and the Middle East, Social Text online, Jadaliyya, and Callaloo. She is a founding member of the Raha Iranian Feminist Collective.
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