20170324 Homa Hoodfar 051


Hoodfar, Homa

Concordia University


Montreal, Quebec

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Homa Hoodfar is Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, at Concordia University, Montreal. Describing herself as an academic in the service of civil society, Professor Hoodfar has also been actively involved in Research and Publication Division of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Network’s whose mission has been to promote gender equality and plural democracy since the 1980s. Her  research and publications has focused  on anthropology of political economy; reproductive rights; Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan; women in formal and informal politics; hijab and clothing as political institutions; gender and citizenship; Muslim women’s sports as politics; and gender and the public sphere in Muslim contexts. She was imprisoned  in Iran for her academic writings and involvement in WLUML and charged with dabbling in feminism and security matters, in 2016.