Fatemeh Sadeghi


Fatemeh Sadeghi is an independent researcher specializing in political science and gender studies in Tehran.

Articles by this Author
Foot Soldiers of the Islamic Republic’s “Culture of Modesty”

“Simplicity has disappeared,” laments Minoo Shahbazi, energetic at 50, and animated in the cheap manteau and black scarf she wears beneath her chador. Look at her 16-year old son, she says: “He likes to wear...

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

In evaluating women’s position in the contemporary Islamic Republic of Iran, it is important to look at the social, as opposed to the legal, aspects of citizenship. In the decades following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iranian society...

The Politics of Recognition

The victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential election of 2005 came as a shock to many segments of Iranian society, particularly the reformists within the Islamic Republic who believed they had pushed aside such arch-conservatives for...