Iranian Studies Group (ISG) of MIT is honored to host Prof. Valentine Moghadam who will speak on the topic of Arab Spring and explaining its divergent outcomes focusing on the significance of gender.
This is part of a lecture series aiming at presenting work of female Iranian scholars engaged in humanities research to the MIT community and people of greater Boston area.
Dr. Moghadam is currently a Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University, director of International Affairs Program as well as director of Middle East Studies. Dr. Moghadam’s areas of research are globalization; revolutions and social movements; transnational feminist networks; and gender, development, and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. Among her many publications are Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (1993, 2003, 2013), Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks (2005), and Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement (2009, 2013). Her current research is on prospects for a women-friendly democratization after the Arab Spring.