Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Women. Life. Freedom: A Conversation on the Iranian Uprising

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died after being arrested by Iranian morality police in Tehran on September 13, 2022 for allegedly violating a state mandate requiring women to cover their hair. Since Ms. Amini’s death, many protesters have taken to the streets in Iran demanding an end to state violence and policing. Join us for an informative discussion with Iranian feminist scholar-activists on the uprisings.  


Dr. Catherine Sameh, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Dr. Nahid Siamdoust, Univerity of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


Dr. Khanum Shaikh, CSUN
Dr. Clement Lai, CSUN 
Dr. Azza Basarudin, CSULB