Norma Claire Moruzzi


Norma Claire Moruzzi is associate professor of political science and gender and women’s studies and director of the international studies program at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Articles by this Author
Tied Up in Tehran

I want to begin with a story. Like the best of stories, it is true.

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...

Paradise Lost, Gone Shopping

Shahram Khosravi, Young and Defiant in Tehran (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).

Tehran, June 2009

The morning after Iran’s June 12 presidential election, Iranians booted up their computers to find Fars News, the online mouthpiece of the Islamic Republic’s security apparatus, heralding the dawn of a “third revolution.”...

Women's Space/Cinema Space

Post-Revolutionary Iranian cinema has attracted critical attention abroad while constituting a vibrant focus of cultural, narrative and technical experimentation at home. In the politically restrictive context of the Islamic Republic, film has...

Gender and the Revolutions

How is gender related to revolutions? What is the connection between “gender” and women or, for that matter, between gender and women and men? If gender is generally understood to be the social construction of sexual difference, what...


Gender is commonly understood to be the analysis of the social construction of categories of identity (feminine and masculine), as opposed to the biological determinism of physiological sex (female and male). “Gender...

The Latest Iranian Distractions

While senior Iranian and US officials are planning bilateral talks over...

Karimi, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

Pamela Karimi, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era (New York: Routledge, 2013).