Iran Colloquium: The Politicization of the Female Body in the Context of Sigheh Marriages

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Claudia Yaghoobi is a Roshan Institute Associate Professor in Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2013. She is the author of Temporary Marriage in Iran: Gender and Body Politics in Modern Iranian Literature and Film (Cambridge UP, 2020) and Subjectivity in ‘Attar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism (Purdue UP, 2017). She is also the co-editor (with Janet Afary) of a book series titled, Sex, Marriage, and Family in the Middle East for Bloomsbury Press.

Claudia Yaghoobi, University of North Carolina