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Dr Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE) presents her new book Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran.

The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies research event
Date3 February 2022
Time17:00
PlaceNewman Red LT (F)

The Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS) and the IAIS are delighted to host Dr Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE) who will be presenting her new book Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran. Dr Shahrokni will be speaking, more specifically, about: Playing Politics: Gender and the Politics of Stadium Access in Iran.

The event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Newman Red LT. (Newman Red LT is located in the Peter Chalk Centre.)

For further information, please free to contact Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (IAIS): m.ghiabi@exeter.ac.uk


Abstract

While much has been written about the impact of the 1979 Islamic revolution on life in Iran, discussions about the everyday life of Iranian women have been glaringly missing. In Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (UC Press, 2020), Nazanin Shahrokni offers a gripping inquiry into gender segregation policies and women’s rights in contemporary Iran by focusing both on politics writ large, as well as the way these are experienced in women’s everyday lives. In this talk, Dr Shahrokni will discuss the state policies regarding women’s access to public spaces, by focusing on and historicizing the ban on women's sports spectatorship in Iran, intrastate divides and international dynamics that have contributed to the longevity of the ban, as well as the ways in which the ban has affected the everyday lives of Iranian women. She will highlight the ways in which women, their rights, and their bodies have been used by a variety of state and non-state actors to make claims to political power.

ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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