Scholar Discusses Women in Iran Today on March 1

February 8, 2017 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Norma Claire Moruzzi is director of the international studies program and chair of the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

An associate professor of political science, gender and women’s studies, she has published on women’s and gender issues and cinema in Iran and the Middle East.

Moruzzi will present Women in Iran Today: Daily Lives and Personal Politics on Wednesday, March 1, at Elmhurst College.

From 1998 to 2007 Moruzzi regularly conducted fieldwork in Iran, while also participating in and conducting workshops for women’s groups and contributing to local journals. Her current project is a book analyzing transformations in Iranian women’s lives since the 1979 Revolution, titled Tied Up in Tehran: Women, Social Change, and the Politics of Daily Life.

Moruzzi’s talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni.

For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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