PhD in Sociology, Joint-PhD in Gender and Diversity Studies (Ghent University) and Gender and Diversity (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Dr Dr Ladan Rahbari is a sociologist currently based in Ghent Univerity, Belgium. Rahbari is the recipient of an FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) post-doctoral fellowship (2019-2022). She has received a PhD in Gender and Diversity (Studies) from UGent and VUB and a PhD in Sociology from University of Mazandaran (gelijkwaardig erkend in België als "Doctor in de Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen"), a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Tehran University) and a Bachelor’s degree in Italian Literature (Tehran University).
Rahbari lectures on religion, gender, and diversity studies and is now conducting her research project on Motherhood in Shiite Islam. She has extensive teaching and research experience in several universities. Her research interests include gender politics, morality and religion, sexuality, space, body and harmful cultural practices with a general focus on Iran and Western Europe, and in the frameworks of postcolonial and critical theories. She is currently affiliated with the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender (CRCG) and Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality (RHEA) and the alliance ECSO.be.
As of September 2020, Rahbari is editor of the Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt).
Room 140.017, 4th Floor, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent, België
Email: Ladan.Rahbari@UGent.be; email@example.com
(In training) Editor in Chief of Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt).
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.be/citations?user=vIWsExAAAAAJ&hl=en
December 2015 – May 2019
Joint- Double PhD in Gender and Diversity Studies from Ghent University and Gender and Diversity from Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO)
Joint project, Universitetit Gent & Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dissertation Title: “Gender, Sexuality and the Moral Body: A Qualitative Study of perceptions and Experiences of Body Management among Women in Iran and Iranian Migrant Women in Belgium”
October 2011 – June 2015
PhD in Sociology
University of Mazandaran (Babolsar, Iran)
Total score of 19.56/20 (Top student of class)
Dissertation Title: “Gender and Citizenship in Tehran: A Sociological Study of Gender Differences in the Right to the City”
October 2007 - July 2009
Master's Degree in Anthropology
Tehran University (Tehran, Iran)
Graduated with total score of 18.51/20 (Top student of class)
Dissertation: “Discourses of Sexuality in Travelogues of the Safavid Period”
October 2002 – January 2007
Bachelor's Degree in Italian Literature
Graduated with total score of 19.49/20 (Top student of class)
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
Published as First Author:
Rahbari, L. (2020). Iranian migrant women’s beauty practices and (un)veiling in Belgium. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 23(1), 15-32.
Rahbari, L. (2020). Women’s Ijtihad and Lady Amin’s Islamic Ethics on Womanhood and Motherhood. Religions, 11(2), 88.
Rahbari, L. (2020). Milk Kinship and the Maternal Body in Shi’a Islam. Open Theology, 6(1), 43-53.
Rahbari, L. (2019). ‘Duffs and Puffs: Queer Fashion in Iranian Cyberspace, Middle East Critique, DOI: 10.1080/19436149.2020.1704503
Rahbari, L. (2019). ‘In Her Shoes: Transnational Digital Solidarity With Muslim Women, or the Hijab?’ Tijdschrift voor Econmische en Sociale Geografie. doi:10.1111/tesg.12376
Rahbari, L. (2019) ‘Marriage in Iran : Women Caught Between Shi’i and State Law.’ Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 7: 37–48.
Rahbari, L., Dierickx, S., Coene, G., & Longman, C. (2019). ‘Transnational Solidarity with Which Muslim Women? The Case of the My Stealthy Freedom and World Hijab Day Campaigns’. Politics & Gender, 1-24. doi:10.1017/S1743923X19000552
Rahbari, L.; Longman, Chia; Coene, Gily (2019) The Female Body as The Bearer Of National Identity in Iran: a critical discourse analysis of the representation of women's bodies in official online outlets, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, pages: 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1555147
Rahbari, L. (2019). Beauty or the Beast? University Academics’ Perceptions of Women’s Physical Appearance and Academic Achievements. Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(2), 309-323. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss2/21
Rahbari, L. (2019) Pushing gender to its limits: Iranian women bodybuilders on Instagram, Journal of Gender Studies, pages: 1-12, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1597582
Rahbari, L. (2019). “Their Beastly Manner”: Discourses of Non-Binary Gender and Sexuality in Shi’ite Safavid Persia. Open Cultural Studies, 2(1), pp. 758-770. doi:10.1515/culture-2018-0068
Rahbari, L. (2018) Vaginal Hygiene Practices and The Formation of Sexuality, Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18:1-12. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2018.1468925
Rahbari, L., Dierickx, S., Longman, C., & Coene, G. (2018). ‘Kill Me but Make Me Beautiful’: Harm and Agency in Female Beauty Practices in Contemporary Iran. Iran and the Caucasus, 22(01), 50-60. doi: 10.1163/1573384X-20180105
Rahbari, L.; Mahmudabadi, Zeinab (2017). What Does It Mean to Be a Woman? An Exploratory Study of Femininities among Mazandarani, Azeri and Kurdish Female University Students in Iran, Social Sciences, MDPI, 6(3-98): 1-12. doi: 10.3390/socsci6030098
Rahbari, L. (2016) Modern Architecture, Spatial Precarity and the Female Body in the Domestic Spaces in Iran, European Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 1(2): 1-7. doi:10.20897/EJSA.201602
Rahbari, L. (2016), Transnationality of Child Poverty: The Case of Iranian and Afghan Street Children in Tehran, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 4(5), pp. 347-352.
Rahbari, L. (2016), 'Women in Higher Education and Academia in Iran'. Sociology and Anthropology, 4, pp. 1003 - 1010. doi: 10.13189/sa.2016.041107.
Rahbari, L., Perlatto, F. (2015) Challenges of a Global Sociology: Centers and Peripheries in Geopolitics of Sociological Theory, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(1): 73-78.
Rahbari. L (2015) Peripheral Position in Social Theory: Limitations of Social Research and Dissertation Writing in Iran, Civita: Revista de Ciências Sociais, 15, 1: 155-165.
Rahbari, L.; Sharepour, M. (2015). Gender and Realisation of Women’s Right to the City in Tehran, Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 227 – 248, doi: 10.1163/15685314-04303002
Rahbari, L. (2014) Perceived Safety, Trust, and Dialogue Formation between Sexually Victimized Women and Police, Journal of Violence and Gender, 1(2): 60-64.
Rahbari, L. (2014) Sexual Violence and Physical Health Problems of Married Women in Urban Iran: An Exploratory Research, 1(4): 1-12. Electronic article in ISA E-Symposium of Sociology 2014, http://www.sagepub.net/isa/admin/ebulletin-articles.aspx
Rahbari, L.; Sharepour, M. (2014) Gender and Right to the City: Testing Lefebvre's Theory in Tehran, Journal of Iranian Sociology, 15(1): 116-141 (ISSN: 1735-1901).
Rahbari, L. (2012) Anthropology as a Liberating Science: Integrating Theory and Practice in Participatory Action Research, Iranian Journal of Anthropological Research, 2(4), Fall and Winter: 141-161 (ISSN: 2251-8193).
Rahbari, L. (2011) A Passage from Profane to Sacred: Representation of the Rite of Passage in the Myth of Za'al, Iranian Journal of Anthropology, (in Farsi), 9(15): 13-28 (ISSN: 1375-2096), ISC.
Peer Reviewed Articles as Co-Author:
Dierickx S, Balen J, Longman C, Rahbari L, Clarke E, Jarju B, Coene, G (2019) ‘We Are Always Desperate and Will Try Anything to Conceive’: The Convoluted and Dynamic Process of Health Seeking among Women with Infertility in The West Coast Region of The Gambia. PLOS ONE 14(1): e0211634.
Dierickx, S., Rahbari, L., Longman, C., Fatou, J. & Coene, G. (2018). ‘I Am Always Crying on The Inside’: a qualitative study on the implications of infertility on women’s lives in urban Gambia. Reproductive Health. 15(151). p.1-11
Sharepour, M.; Rafatjah, M.; Rahbari, L. (2015). Citizens Position in Arnestein's Ladder: Gender Analysis of Participatory Dimension of Right to the City, Social Welfare Quarterly, 2015, 15(57): 177-203.
Riahi, M.E., Rahbari, L. (2014) Stress Process Approach in the Sociology of Mental Health: Sociological Study of Stress, Journal of Iranian Social Studies, (in Farsi), 8(1): 49-85 (ISSN: 2008-3653).
Rafatjah, M., Sharepour, M., Rahbari, L. (2014) Security and Gender in Urban Spaces: Qualitative Study of Women's Right to the City, Societal Security Studies, (in Farsi), 37, Spring: 129-147 (ISSN:1735-3823).
Janalizade, H., Rahbari, L. (2013) Muslim Women's Status and Role in Science: A Historical Comparison between Iran and West (in Persian), Quarterly Journal of Social Development, 8(2), winter: 33-54 (ISSN: 2008-1970), RICeSt & ISC.
Rahbari, L. (2018). Iranian Migrant Women’s Shared Experiences in Belgium: Where Gender, Colour and Religion Intersect. In Bianca Miaria Pirani (Ed), The Borders of Integration: Empowered Bodies and Social Cohesion, pp. 203-219. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Rahbari. L., Longman, C. (2018). Between Me and My God. A Life Story Narrative of Conciliating Cultural Discourses and Personalization of Islam, in Elisabetta Ruspini, Consuelo Corradi and Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (Eds.) Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era. pp. 175-190. Bristol and Chicago: Policy Press.
Rahbari, L. (2017) Women’s Agency and Corporeality in Equestrian Sports: The Case of Female Leisure Horse-Riders in Tehran, in Miriam Adelman and Kirrilly Thompson (Eds.) Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts, pp. 17-34, Springer Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-319-55885-8.
Rahbari, L. (2016). 'Sexuality in Iran'. In Constance L. Shehan (Ed.), the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. pp. 1769-1772. Wiley Blackwell, doi:10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs235
Rahbari, L. (2016). 'Premarital Dating Relationships in Iran'. In Constance L. Shehan (Ed.), the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. pp. 1620-1624. Wiley Blackwell, doi:10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs235
Rahbari, L. (2014) 'Violence in Premarital Relationships in Iran', in Violence in the Contemporary World, Edited by Paromita Chakrabarti, Natalia DeCarli and Joana Patricio, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Pages 3-14, Ebook with ISBN: 978-1-84888-312-3, accessible at http://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/product/violence-in-the-contemporary-world-an-interdisciplinary-approach/
Rahbari, L., Sharepour, Mahmoud (2014) Gender Differences in Realization of Right to the City in Tehran, in City, Space and Everyday Life, Mahmoud Sharepour Ed., Teesa Publication, pp. 163-192 (ISBN: 978-600-7212-63-9).
Rahbari L. and Gily Coene (2018) Review of the Moral case for Abortion, (Ann Furedi, Palgrave, 2016), Digest, Journal of Diversity and Gender, 5(1): 83-93.
Dierickx S. and L. Rahbari (2016) Recensie of Interrogationg Harmful Cultural Practices, Chia Longman and Tamsin Bradley (Eds.), Farnham and Berlington: Ashgate, Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 20(1): 87-91.
Rahbari, L. (2014) 'Are Educated Women Ugly? Stigmatizing Women in Higher Education', in the Proceeding of the Global Summit on Education GSE 2014 (E- ISBN 978-967-11768-5-6) 4-5 March 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. by WorldConferences.net. available at: http://bit.ly/LRahbari2OkfQ7x
Rahbari, L., Sharepour, M. (2013) ‘Gender and Right to the City in Tehran’, Presentation and E-ISBN (978-967-11768-2-5) World Conference on Integration of Knowledge (Langkawi, Malaysia, November 2013). Organized by worldconferences.net. available at: http://bit.ly/LRahbari2WqbIFZ
Rahbari, L. (2013) ‘Sexual Violence and Physical Problems of Married Women in Iran’, E-ISBN (978-967-11768-2-5) World Conference on Integration of Knowledge (Langkawi, Malaysia, November 2013). Organized by worldconferences.net. available at: http://bit.ly/LRahbari2ToQtSU
Rahbari, L. (2013) 'Feminism and Historical Challenges in Anthropology', Presentation and E-ISBN publication (NO. 978-967-11768-1-8) International Conference of Social Science and Research (Penang, Malaysia, June 2013). available at: http://bit.ly/LRahbari2WmRCwf
Rahbari, L. (2013) 'Iranian Women's Role and Position in Science; a Historical Study' Presentation and E-ISBN (NO. 978-967-11768-1-8) International Conference of Social Science and Research (Penang, Malaysia, June 2013). available at: http://bit.ly/LRahbari2U5ZeW9
Rahbari, L. (2013) 'Emotional Exchange, Discourse of Martyrdom and Self-sacrifice (A Qualitative Study of Self-sacrifice among Iran-Iraq War Widows)', The First International Symposium on Self-sacrifice and Martyrdom: A Scholarly Approach (ISSMSA 2013) 1st- 2nd of October – Tehran, Setaregan Foundation and University of Tehran. available at: http://bit.ly/2uqAY2A
Translation from English to Persian by L. Rahbari, M Sharepour, M Fazeli and S Fatahi (2014) Rothstein, B., Social Traps and the Problem of Trust, Tehran: Agah Publication (ISBN: 978-964-329-239-3).
Works in Progress
Chapter Collaboration in edited volume by Prof. Mario Buitelar et al. (University of Groningen): Chapter on ‘Shiite Women’s Pilgrimage to Fatima-Masoumeh’s Shrine in Qom’.
Paper for Special Issue on ‘Queer in the Middle East’ in the journal Middle East Critique.
Research Paper in preparation on ‘Shi’a death in Diaspora’.
Monograph on Discourse of Sexuality during Safavid Dynasty, Tehran: Teesa Publication.
Selected Recent International Conferences:
Rahbari, L. (2019) Complicating or Facilitating Adoption Using Temporary Marriage in Contemporary Shi’ism in Iran, INSRUM Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices, Amsterdam University, 11-12 April 2019.
Rahbari, L. (2018) Women's Pilgrimage to Fatima-Masoumeh's Shrine in Qom: Leisure, Mobility and Religious Practice, in panel EASA2018: Staying, Moving, Settling, 15th EASA Biennial Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden. 14 to 17 August 2018.
Rahbari, L. (2018) All the King’s Slaves: Vulnerability and Sexual Captivity during the Safavid Period, Slavery and Sexual Labor in the Middle East & North Africa Conference, The 4th annual Iranian Studies Initiative conference, UC Santa Barbara, US-California, October 19, 2018 to October 20, 2018.
Rahbari, L. (2018) Women’s Sports and Physical Activity in Iran: Female University Students’ Perceptions of Gender and Sport Relations, 10th European Feminist Research Conference, 12.-15. September 2018, University of Gottingen.
Rahbari, L. (2018) Sisters Unite! Transnational Campaigning for Solidarity with Muslim Women in ‘World Hijab Day’, 10th European Feminist Research Conference, 12.-15. September 2018, University of Gottingen.
Rahbari, L. (2018) Digital Spaces and Revolution of Gender and Sexuality: A Case Study of 'the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ISA Global Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 14-21.
Rahbari. L. and Longman, C. (2018) Beauty Practices as Harmful Cultural Practices? Study of Female University Students in Iran, ISA Global Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 14-21.
Rahbari, L. (2017) At the Intersection of Embodied Otherness: Iranian Migrant Women’s Shared Experiences in Belgium, Gender Studies in Belgium: A State of the Art, Organized by Sophia the Belgian Network for Gender Studies, Brussels, 19-20 October 2017.
Rahbari, L. (2017) At the Intersection of Embodied Otherness: Iranian Migrant Women’s Shared Experiences in Belgium, Bodies in Motion Conference, Ghent University, Ghent, 16-17 December 2017.
Rahbari, L. (2017) In Solidarity with Muslim Women? Campaigns of Solidarity in the West and the Question of Veiling, Intersectional mobilizations and solidarities in neo-nationalist times, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 26-27th of June 2017.
Rahbari, L. (2017) Gender, Migration and Embodiment: Story of a Muslim Migrant Woman Living in Belgium, The Challenge of the Global Migrant. Bodies on the Move and Cultural Differences, 19-20 January 2017, International Sociological Association, Rome, Refettorio Hall of the Chamber of Deputies.
Rahbari, L. (2016) A Life Story Narrative of Female to male Sex Reassignment Surgery in Iran, WPATH Symposium, June 17-21, 2016, Amsterdam.
Rahbari, L. (2016) Agency, Body and Resistance: A Qualitative Study among Iranian Migrant Women Living in Belgium, Resistance: Between Theory and Field Conference, Universite Libre de Bruxelle, ULB, 14&15 December 2016.
Rahbari, L. (2016). The Transgender Issue and the LGBT Frameworks of Study in Iran, Congresdag LGBT-onderzoek in de lage landen: State-of-the-art en een blik op de toekomst, Donderdag 27 oktober 2016, stadscampus UAntwerpen
Rahbari, L. (2016). Child Poverty and Intersectionality: A Study of Iranian and Afghan Street Children in, Tehran Child Poverty in Times of Crisis (virtual presentation), Salzburg, August 25 & 26, 2016
Rahbari, L. (2016) Spaces of Terror and Women's Activism for Realization of Right to the City, ISA Forum of Sociology: The Future We Want, Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July.
Rahbari, L. (2016) Gender and the Right to the Space, ISA Forum of Sociology: The Future We Want, Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July.
Rahbari, L. (2016) Transgender in Iran: Gender Politics, Space and Harmful Cultural Practices, Trans*formation conference: Lives and Politics Beyond the Gender Binary, 14-15 June 2016, Instituto de Ciencias Sociais, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
Rahbari, L. (2016) The Changing Face of Teaching Gender and Its Position in the Mainstream Academia in Iran, AtGender Spring Conference 2016, 21-23 April, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Rahbari, L.; Perlatto, F. (2014) Challenges of a Global Sociology: Centers and Peripheries in Geopolitics of Sociological Theory, ISA international Congress of Sociology, July 2014, Yokohama.
Rahbari, L. (2013) Violence in Premarital Relationships in Iran, Presentation and ISBN publication of article at the International Conference of Violence (Prague, Czech Republic, May 2013), by www.Inter-disciplinary.net
Rahbari, L. (2013) 'Challenges of a Global Sociology: Centers and Peripheries in Sociological Theory', the Third International Conference on Social Thought and Sociology in the Middle East and North Africa, (Tehran, December 11-12, 2013).
Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
First Semester academic year 2018-2019
Lecturer, “Gender and Intersectionality” Master’s course, directed by Dr. Chia Longman.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
First Semester academic year 2017-2018
Lecturer, “Philosophy and Ethics of Gender, Sexuality and Diversity” Master’s course, directed by Prof. Gily Coene and Prof. Tom Claes.
Lecturer, “Gender and Intersectionality” Master’s course, directed by Dr. Chia Longman.
Isfahan Art University, Isfahan, Iran
January 2014 - July 2015
Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Religions and Civilizations (Isfahan-Iran), http://www.aui.ac.ir/index.php/fa/?lang=en
Sociology of Art (graduate degree), Anthropology of Art, Methodology Basics, Methodology for Islamic Art Studies.
University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
March 2012 – July 2013
Adjunct Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, http://ow.umz.ac.ir/en/
Linguistic Anthropology; Specialized English for Social Science Students; Anthropology of Religion; Basics of Anthropology, Anthropological Theories, Anthropology Basics, Cultural Anthropology.
October 2009-June 2010
Faculty of Humanities, Urmia Payame-Nur University (Urmia-Iran), http://urmiapnu.ac.ir/
Social Work Basics, Anthropology Basics, Sociology of Family, Rural Sociology, Social Work Basics, Sociological Basics and Concepts.
Part-Time and Guest Teaching
Radboud University, August 2018
Course Leader in Summer School Gender and Diversity, Netherlands, Nijmegen, August 13-17, 2018.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, April 2018
Guest Lecturer, in Master course “Philosophy of Sexuality”, coordinated by Dr Sophie Withaeckx, Brussels, Belgium.
Ghent University February 2018
Guest Lecturer, Bachelor course “Sexuality and Globalization”, coordinated by Dr Katrien De Graeve, Gent, Belgium.
Ghent University, November 2017
Guest Lecturer, Bachelor course “Theory and method in religious studies”, coordinated by Dr Annelies Lannoy, Gent, Belgium.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, May 2017
Guest Lecturer, Master course “Philosophy of Sexuality” directed by professor Dr. Gily Coene, on May 3d, 2016.
Ghent University, December 2016
Guest Lecturer, Bachelor course “Gender and Sexuality”, directed by Dr. Katrien De Graeve, December 2016, Gent, Belgium.
Ghent University, December 2015
Guest Lecturer, Inter-University Master of Arts Program in “Gender and Diversity” (organized by the five Flemish universities/Ghent, Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp and Hasselt) directed by Professor Dr. Chia Longman, Brussel, November 2015.
Public lecture titled ‘Vrouwen en Seksualiteit in Iran’, Ghent University, Ghent, 4 December 2018.
Chair of panel ‘Sexuality and Domestic Violence’, 10th European Feminist Research Conference, 12.-15. University of Gottingen, September 2018.
Organizer and coordinator of panels ‘Violence Taking Place across the Bodies of Women’, and ‘Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment’, ISA World Congress of Sociology, Canada, Toronto, 14-21 July 2018.
Course leader summer school ‘Gender and Diversity’, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 13-17 August 2018.
Panel coordinator of panel ‘Bodily Differences, Belonging, and Resistance in Contemporary Europe’, Ghent University, Ghent, 16-17 December 2017.
Public lecturer ‘Female Migrants in Belgium and Campaigns of Solidarity with Muslim Women’ in the ‘Women and Migration Lectures’, Centre for Research on Culture and Gender Ghent University, 19 June 2017.
International workshop instructor of ‘Gender and Intersectionality in the Context of Migration’ during the EUIJ Kyushu Spring Academy, Ghent University, Ghent, 3.3.2016.
Panel discussant in ‘Home and Away’, UGent Internationalization Day, Ghent University, Ghent, 12 April 2016.
Organizing committee member of the ‘Gender Research Seminar’, Ghent University, Ghent, 17-18 May 2016.
Coordinator of master classby Prof. Dr. Dilek Cindoglu, Ghent University, Ghent, 17 May 2016.
Organizer and coordinator of ‘Internationalization Day’, titled ‘International Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality’, Ghent University, Ghent, 2016.
Panel discussant in ‘Transgenderism in Iran’, Ghent University, Ghent, 27 June 2016.
Keynote speaker in conference “Geschlecht macht Herrschaft/Gender Powers Sovereignty” 30th September to 2nd October 2019, the University of Bonn, forthcoming.
Keynote speaker in ‘Gender and Diversity Day’, University of Koblenz-Landau, Department of Gender Studies, 30 November 2016.
Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Qualitative methods including: Ethnography, [participatory] observation, [critical] discourse analysis, open/structured/semi structured interviews, focus group interviews, life story and narrative analysis, cyberethnography, media analysis etc.
Office package (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint), Professional.
NVIVO qualitative analysis software, Intermediate.
Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), Professional.
LISREL Statistical Package, Intermediate.
Social Network Analysis (SNA) – learning.
2018 I won a Travel Grant from Ghent University BOF travel fund to take part in the International Sociological Associations’ World Congress of Sociology (Toronto, 2018). The grant was 900€ and included accommodation and transportation costs.
2017 I won a Participation Grant which was granted by the European Sociological Association (ESA) to take part in the ESA 2017 PhD Workshop in Athens, 26-29 August. The prize included all the registration, accommodation and travel costs (no price details available).
2016 I won a Participation Grant by the AtGender Organization, to take part at the AtGender Spring Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2016. The prize included the registration cost.
2014 I won a Travel Grant from the International Sociological Associations to attend the 2014 ISA congress in Yokohama, Japan. The prize was 1000$.
2013 I won a scholarship for the 12th Laboratory of postgraduate students held by International Sociological Association, attended on 15-25th July 2013 in the University of Sydney. This prize included travel, accommodation and registration grant and reimbursement of personal costs (no price details available).
2007 I won a Full Scholarship for a Four Month Course in Italian, by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, at Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, June-October 2007. This prize included 4-months study in the Italian teacher’s program, and a monthly allowance of 600-800€.
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ufts20
Middle East Women’s Studies, http://jmews.org/
Sex Roles, Springer Publishing, https://link.springer.com/journal/11199
Plos One, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/
Gender Place and Culture, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cgpc20/current
Digest Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGest), KUL: http://www.digest.ugent.be/node/1
Asian Journal of Social Science NUS, http://www.brill.com/asian-journal-social-science
Journal of Violence and Gender (Mary Ann Liebert Publication), http://www.liebertpub.com/overview/violence-and-gender/620/
Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (AJHSS), http://www.ajouronline.com/index.php?journal=AJHSS&page=about
Iranian Scientific Journal of Motaleat-E Tatbighi-E Honar (Art University of Isfahan), http://mth.aui.ac.ir/
Iranian Scientific Journal of Pajouhesh-E Honar (Art University of Isfahan), http://ph.aui.ac.ir/
Iranian Journal of Sociology, Tehran University, http://en.journals.sid.ir/JournalList.aspx?id=3589
Member of IARG (The International Association for the study of Religion and Gender).
Member of INSRUM (International Network of Scholars Researching Unofficial Marriages).
Member of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists).
Member of IAA (Iranian Anthropological Association).
Member at CRCG (Centre for Research on Culture and Gender) at the Universiteit Gent.
Member at RHEA (the Centre of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Member of ESA (European Sociological Association).
Member of ISA (International Sociological Association).
Member of ISA Research Committee RC54, Body in the Social Sciences.
Member of ISA Research Committee RC32, Women in Society.
Member of ISA Thematic Group of Violence.
Member of ISA (Iranian Sociological Association).
Member of KWG (Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft).
Sara Salarkiya (2017-2018). ‘Exploring Sexuality in Iranian Migrant Women in Belgium: How Do Iranian Migrant Women Explore and Express Sexuality?’ Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Aline Ruysschaert (2017-2018). ‘Tattooing and Piercing as Harmful Cultural Practices: A Qualitative Study of Young Flemish Women’ Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Cedric Steenssens (2017-2018). ‘Gender in Straight Edge. A Lyrical Analysis in First and Second Wave Straight Edge’ Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Saartje Emaneel (2017-2018). ‘The Hairy Body: In Depth Research on The Perception of Female University Students on Body Hair’ Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Anke De Maslsche (2017-2018). ‘Viva La Vulva! Cosmetische Genitale Chirurgie En Vrouwelijke Genitale Verminking: Een Discoursanalyse Van Vlaamse Media’ (In English: Cosmetic Genital Surgeries and Female Genital Cutting: A Discourse Analysis of The Flemish Media). Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt).
Barbara Revalk (2018-2019). ‘Understanding Discourses of Sexuality, Gender and Family in Sense8 Through Queer Phenomenology’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Floor Van Houcke (2018-2019). ‘#Metoo: A Study of Feminist Digital and Hashtag Activism’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt).
Hawa Kamara (2018-2019). ‘Analysis of Masculinities in ‘Moonlight’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Khatera Shamal (2018-2019). ‘Knowledge and Attitude of Afghan Women on Anticonception and Reproduction’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Yiman To (2018-2019). ‘The Aesthetics of Neoliberalism: YouTube, Influencers and The Politics of Beauty and Hyperfeminine Gender Expression’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Annemerel De Blaere (2018-2019). ‘Old Age and Beauty Practices in Retirement Houses’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
Florence Sterling (2018-2019). ‘Social Media Interaction and Self-Representation of Femininity and Female Beauty’, Inter-University Master in Gender and Diversity (UGent, VUB, KUL, UAntwerpen, UHasselt)
English (All skills) – Excellent, IELTS General score 8/C2.
Dutch (All skills) – Intermediate (passed B2 and currently studying C1)
Persian/Farsi Mother tongue.
Italian (All skills) – Intermediate, bachelor’s degree.
Turkish (Speaking) – Self-Study, fluent.
Iranian Azeri (Speaking) – fluent.
French (All skills) – Self-Study (A2), beginner.
Classic Arabic (Reading) – With experience in studying Quranic/hadith texts and classic Arabic.