Excerpt from “Women in the Islamic Iranian Public,” by Elham Ghetanchi published in Islam in Public: Turkey, Iran, and Europe, editors Nilufer Gole & Ludwig Amman, Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2006: 281-312.
Elham Gheytanchi teaches sociology in Santa Monica College (CA, USA). She earned her BA (1995) and MA (1998) in sociology from UCLA. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Gheytanchi has also been a consultant to various broadcasting companies and radio programs in US and Europe. She is a proud holder of 2004 Los Angeles Marathon Medal.