Homa Hoodfar on Politics and the Right to Critical Thinking: My Time in Evin Prison

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Join the Department of Anthropology for the 2017 Silver Medal Award Guest Lecture. Professor Homa Hoodfar will speak about academic freedom based on her experience in Evin Prison, where she was imprisoned while on a personal and research visit to Iran in 2016.

Homa Hoodfar is a Canadian-Iranian sociocultural anthropologist and professor emerita of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. Prof. Hoodfar is widely known for her work on gender and development in Islam, Western perceptions of the veil, and women's participation in public life, the labor force, and electoral, legal, and social politics in Middle Eastern societies. She is the author of the award-winning ethnography, Between Marriage and the Market: Intimate Politics and Survival in Cairo from University of California Press (1998) and has edited and co-edited numerous books including Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work For Women (2011) and Women’s Sport as Politics in Muslim Contexts (2015).

All Welcome!