The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre

City, University of London


Dr Pardis Asadi Zeidabadi

Department of Sociology

I completed my PhD at Newcastle University in December of 2019. My PhD thesis seeks to explore the perspectives of women involved in feminist and women’s activism in Iran on important aspects of their political identity and priorities. My study draws on forty-seven one-to-one semi-structured interviews with Iranian feminists and women activists, through an explanatory approach. After the Islamic Revolution in 1979 in Iran, religion was completely unified with the government and conservative religious leaders came to power. My study explores how women with different beliefs respond to these political and social changes. Currently I am in the process of publishing a paper that engages with the participants’ perspectives on conceptualisation of gender equality and gender justice and some of the key and issues affecting women within the public and private spheres. I am broadly interested in the area of gender and politics and intersectionality of race, gender and class

sbrp126 • August 20, 2020

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