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Social Change in Iran

New course in Fall 2006 taught by Keddie-Balzan Fellow Masserat Amir-Ebrahim

This course will explore the evolution of the Islamic revolution in Iran through social change which has occurred over last three decades. It will examine the emergence of new social actors such as women and youth, their daily challenges against different authorities, and newly formed  public identities, public spaces, and public spheres.

Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi is a Nikki Keddie-Balzan Fellow in the Departments of Sociology and Geography.  She was the executive and scientific coordinator of the Atlas of Tehran Metropolis (2005) , a collaborative project between the Tehran Geographical Information Centre and 'Le Monde Iranian' CNRS in Paris, where she is an associate researcher.  Currently she is conducting new research on gender and public spaces in Iran, and continues her studies on the emergence of new public spheres and the impact of weblog writing on the daily lives of women and youth in Tehran. She has published more than 30 articles in Persian, French, English, Italian, and German.

Center for Near Eastern Studies