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Film Screening & talk by Shahla Haeri at BNU

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), under its Series of Public Talks, organized a film screening of Dr. Shahla Haeri’s film “Mrs. President: Women and Political Leadership in Iran” followed by a talk on Monday, 22nd February 2016.

Dr. Haeri’s documentary focuses on six women presidential contenders in Iran in 2001. She is a scholar of repute who has conducted research in Iran, Pakistan, and India, and has written extensively on religion, law, and gender dynamics in the Muslim world. She is the author of “No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women”, and “Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage, Mut’a, in Iran.”

Dr. Haeri was also the director of the Women’s Studies Program from 2001-2010. She has been awarded several grants and postdoctoral fellowships, including one Women’s Studies in Religion at Harvard Divinity School (2005–2006), Fulbright (1999–2000, 2002–2003), St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University (1996), Social Science Research Council (1987–88), Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University (1986–87), and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (1985–86).

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