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MES presents: Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini

220 Eggers Hall

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Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Renowned Scholar and Women’s Rights Activist

Muslim Women’s Struggle for Equality: Between Theology and Politics

Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini ( is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, and a founding member of the Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family ( Currently a Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, University of London, she has held numerous research fellowships and visiting professorships. She has published books on Islamic family law in Iran and Morocco, Iranian clerical discourses on gender, Islamic reformist thinkers, and the revival of zina laws. She has also co-directed two award-winning feature-length documentary films on Iran: Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001). Her latest books are Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition, edited with Lena Larsen, Christian Moe and Kari Vogt (I. B. Tauris, 2013); Men in charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition, edited with Mulki Al-Sharmani and Jana Rumminger (Oneworld, 2015).

Dr. Mir-Hosseini will sign her most recent book after the event. 

Open to the public! 

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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