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Islam in public
Book excerpt
July 26, 2006

Civil society in Iran
Politics of motherhood and the public sphere
Septemb er 15, 2005

Haalat-e aad'dee
Short story
February 22, 2005

Women against women
Women in Iran's 7th parliament
November 5, 2004

Long-distance participation
Broadcasting women's conference discussions with Paltalk
July 13, 2004

Weapon of choice
Houman Mortazavi's art and ideas
July 18, 2003

The last straw
Do what we want, then do what you like with protesters
July 12, 2003

January 21, 2003

More than that
Covering aspects of Arab culture overlooked by mainstream media
December 23, 2002

Naghdi bar Daftar-e Shenaakht
Literary criticism
March 29, 2002


Elham Gheytanchi teaches sociology in Santa Monica College (CA, USA). She earned her BA (1995) and MA (1998) in sociology from UCLA. She completed Ph.D courses in sociology program at UCLA in 2001. Her MA thesis entitled "Civil Society in Iran: Politics of Motherhood and Public Sphere" was published in International Sociology Journal, Volume 16, No. 4, December 2001. Her field of research has been women in post-revolutionary Iran. Her other publications are, "Frauen in der Islamischen Öffentlichkeit in Iran," in Islam in Sicht: Der Auftritt von Muslimen im öffentlichen Raum, edited by Nilofer Gole and Ludwig Amman, Germany, Berlin, Bielefeld 2004 and "Chronology of Events Regarding Women in Iran since the Revolution of 1979" (appendix to Nikki Keddie's article) in Social Research Journal, Volume 67, No. 2, Summer 2000. In addition to sociological research, Gheytanchi has written literary reviews and criticism on contemporary Iranian literature in Persian Book Review Journal (published in Los Angeles, USA), Karnameh (Literary magazine in Tehran, Iran) and (online magazine). 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.

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