Department of Women's and Gender Studies University of Missouri Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Nazak BirjandifarNazak Birjandifar

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phone: 573-882-2703
email: birjandifarn@missouri.edu

Nazak Birjandifar is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal. She was the 2012-2013 Community Scholar's Chair in the Women's and Gender Studies department's Targeted Teaching Initiative, and will be teaching a course on Women in Islam at MU in Spring 2014. Her course will examine the status of women in Islamic societies through topics such as Islamic law, political and economic activities, family, education, gender relations and sexuality.

Nazak's research interests includes Muslim women's history, women and Islamic law, women's participation in socio-political movements in the Muslim world, and the social and economic history of Safavid Iran.

Presentations

  • "Religion in Gilan during the Safavid Period." International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS). Istanbul, Turkey, August 2012.
  • "Royal Women and Politics in Safavid Iran." Middle East Studies Association (MESA). Boston, November 2006.


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