Statement on the TAAF Grant Read

Resources on Protests in Iran

About the Hijab

Public Writing

Hijab in Iran: From Religious to Political Symbol, by Rafiah Al Talei, Sara Bazoobandi, and Nima Khorrami


Hoofdar, Homa. The Veil in Their Minds and on Our Heads: Veiling Practices and Muslim Women. In: Castelli, E.A. (eds) Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Teach-Ins (Video)

Iran Protests: Gender, Body Politics and Authoritarianism (Brown University + Columbia University)

Women, Life, Freedom: A Conversation on the Recent Protests in Iran (Yale University)

Women. Life. Freedom. A Teach-in about Iran (San Francisco State University)

In Her Name: Women Rising, State Violence, and the Future of Iran (Jadaliyya)

Radio Programming (Audio)

Ongoing Protests in Iran and Locally Call for Women’s Rights and Justice

Protests in Iran (Public Writing)

How Iran’s Hijab Protest Movement Became So Powerful, by Fatemeh Shahrzad Shams

Women, Life, Freedom: Iran’s Protests are a Rebellion for Bodily Autonomy, by Narges Bajoghli

Why authorities can’t quell the protests in Iran, by Nahid Siamdout 

Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with their Images, by L (translated by Alireza Doostdar)

Trigger Warning: You Might Be Sensitive to the Content of a Feminist Revolution in Iran, by Bassé Digé

Iranian students add to a long history of brave protests, by Ida Yalzadeh

Kurdistan (Iran)

Unity in Diversity: On Overcoming the Erasure of Kurdistan and Jina Amini, by Ala Riani, Rezan Labady

Mojab, Shahrzad. 2001. Women of a Non-State Nation: The Kurds. CostaMesa, CA: Mazda

Hassaniyan A, Sohrabi M (2022). Colonial Management of Iranian Kurdistan; with Emphasis on Water Resources. Journal of World-Systems Research, 28, 320-343.

Hassaniyan A (2022). Iran’s Transformative Moment: Kurdistan on the Frontline. Kurdish Peace Institute, 1-8.

Hassaniyan A, Stansfield G (2022). The Kurdish Protest Movement and the Islamic Republic of Iran: the Securitisation of Kurdish Nationalism. LSE Middle East Centre, 62, 1-28.

Houston, Christopher. 2009. “An Anti-History of a Non-People: Kurds, Colonialism and Nationalism in the History of Anthropology.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 15 (1): 19–35.

Salih, Kaziwa. 2019. “Kurdish Linguicide in the ‘Saddamist’ State.” Genocide Studies International 13 (1): 34–51.

Soleimani, Kamal, and Ahmad Mohammadpour. 2019. “Can Non-Persians Speak? The Sovereign’s Narration of ‘Iranian Identity.’” Ethnicities 19 (5): 925–47. 

Soleimani, Kamal, and Ahmad Mohammadpour. 2020. “The Securitization of Life: Eastern Kurdistan under the Rule of a Perso-Shi’I State.” Third World Quarterly 41 (4): 663–82.

Thangaraj Stanley. 2022. “We share the same ancestry”: US Kurdish diasporas and the aspirational and ascriptive practices of race. American Anthropologist: 1-14

Iranian diaspora studies

Malek, Amy. “Clickbait Orientalism and vintage Iranian snapshots,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, 24(2), 266–289.

Moradian, Manijeh. “‘Down with the Shah’: Political Racialization and the Iranian Foreign Student Revolt.” American Quarterly 74.3 (2022): 713-736. DOI: 10.1353/aq.2022.0050

Yalzadeh, Ida “Persian/American Exceptionalism: Post-9/11 Strategies of Belonging in the Iranian Diaspora through Cultural Production,” Amerasia Journal (July 2022): 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/00447471.2022.2090823