Moghissi, Haideh

York University

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Haideh Moghissi is an Emerita Professor at York University in Toronto. Before leaving Iran in 1984, she was a founder of the Iranian National Union of Women and member of its first executive and editorial boards. As Canada’s leading scholar in gender and Islam, she has led a number of international collaborative research projects and was recipient of several major awards, among them the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, 2000; the Woman of Courage Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, US, 2008; the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Award, 2011; and the Status of Women Award of Distinction, Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 2015. Her publications in English includes several single authored and edited volumes, and papers in journals and edited collections, some of which have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish, Korean, and Bahasa Indonesian. At York University, Professor Moghissi has served as Associate Dean of External and International Relations, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies; as coordinator of the Certificate for Anti-Racist Research and Practice; and as chair of the Executive Committees of the Centre for Feminist Research and the Department of Woman and Gender and Sexualities Studies.