Nazanin Shahrokni has received
a Global Religion Research Initiative Book Leave
Fellowship for next year.
The title of her book and an abstract are:
Women, ReMaking the State
Politics of Gender Segregation in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Women, ReMaking the State examines the post-revolutionary
trajectories of the Iranian state through the lens of gender segregation. It argues that the (re-)enforcement and patrolling of
gender boundaries in city spaces are key mechanisms for state development, the
consolidation of its power, and the enactment of its religious identity. The
expansion of gender segregated spaces in Iran, the book argues, reflects the
state’s attempt to reestablish itself as the arbiter of gender boundaries in
the face of social, political and economic pressures. RePlacing Women,
ReMaking the State, then, is about the various historically contingent ways
in which state, gender, and religion collide and collude.