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Elham Gheytanchi is a graduate student in Sociology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has also produced various radio programs for Pacifica radio on the current situation of Iranian women. At the moment she is working on her MA thesis about gender and civil society in Iran.
Esfandiari, Haleh: Reconstructed Lives: Women & Iran's Islamic Revolution. Washington, D.C. & Baltimore: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press & The John Hopkins University Press.
About the happenings in Azadi (Freedom) Stadium in Teheran, when about then thousand women broke through the police cordon and entered the stadium to welcome the Iranian national footbalteam after it's qualification for the world cup in France 1998.
Halleh Ghorashi is a member of Middle East Research Associates (MERA) and a junior researcher at the Centre for Women's Studies and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Nijmegen. At the moment she is working on her PhD, carrying out research into processes of identity formation among Iranian women political activists in the Netherlands and in the USA. She was born in Teheran (Iran) in 1962 and came to the Netherlands in 1988. In 1994, she completed her MA in anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She is now working towards her second MA in social philosophy at the same university.
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