Middle East studies in the News
Canadian Academic Detained in Iran [on Homa Hoodfar]
Inside Higher Ed
A Canadian university professor has been jailed in Iran after conducting research on women in the country, according to a report in The Globe and Mail, which cites the professor's niece.
Homa Hoodfar, an anthropologist and professor at Montreal's Concordia University, was reportedly detained on Monday and is being held in Tehran's Evin Prison. She was in Iran to visit family and do academic research. Her academic interests include feminism and the role of women in Middle Eastern societies.
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