Hamideh Sedghi

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Hamideh Sedghi "was Born in Tehran, Iran. She received a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA from California State University at Chico, and an MPhil, a PhD, and a postdoctoral fellowship from the City University of New York. Formely a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Professor Sedghi's teaching posts have included Villanova University, University of Richmond, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Vassar College. The first Iranian woman to publish works on women in Iran from a social science perspective in the United States, Professor Sedghi has written extensively on women/gender in Iran and the Islamic world and contributed works on Islam, Muslims, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. Her most recent work is Women and Politics in Iran: Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling, Cambridge University Press, July 2007. Her current projects include writing a monograph, Failed Secularism and Gender Under the Pahlavis, an anthology with a focus on the Islamic world, gender, and globalization, and co-authoring The Christian Right and the Neo-Conservativism and the Making of American Middle East Policy, 2000-2008. A consultant to the United Nations, Professor Sedghi‘s various awards include the prestigious (Pennsylvania) State System for Higher Education (SHEE) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2005 Christian Bay Award presented for the Best Paper at the American Political Science Association." [1]

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