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This Flame Within: Iranian Revolutionaries in the US
a panel discussion with Manijeh Moradian, and Karen Buenavista Hanna & Mitra Rastegar

Apr 25, 2023 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Manijeh Moradian
Assistant Professor @Barnard College
Manijeh Moradian is assistant professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her book, This Flame Within: Iranian Revolutionaries in the United States, was published by Duke University Press in 2022. Her essays and articles have appeared in Hyperallgeric, American Quarterly, Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties, Scholar & Feminist online, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Social Text online, jadaliyya.com, and Callaloo. She is a founding member of the Raha Iranian Feminist Collective and a member of the editorial board of the Jadaliyya.com Iran Page.
Karen Buenavista Hanna
Assistant Professor @Connecticut College
Karen Buenavista Hanna is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College. She has published over a dozen academic and popular essays including in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Amerasia, Hypatia, American Quarterly, ALON, CUNY Forum, and Hyphen Magazine. Her experiences as a New York City public school teacher and community organizer prior to her doctoral studies inspire and shape her pedagogy and research. Over the past two decades, she has been involved in various movements including with and for Filipino domestic workers and immigrant restaurant workers in New York City and projects devoted to transnational anti-imperialist solidarities, healing work, disability justice, and women of color and queer and trans survival. She is currently writing her first book manuscript, Revolutionary Intimacies: The Makings of a New Filipina/o American Left.
Mitra Rastegar
Clinical Associate Professor @New York University
Mitra Rastegar is a Clinical Associate Professor in Liberal Studies at New York University. Rastegar earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the Graduate Center of City University of New York. Her book Tolerance and Risk: How US Liberalism Racializes Muslims, published in 2021 by University of Minnesota Press, examines the circulation of media discourses about Muslims and Muslim Americans as objects of tolerance and sympathy. Her scholarship has also been published in GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, and International Feminist Journal of Politics. Rastegar’s research and teaching interests include cultural studies, liberalism and secularism, race and racialization, and transnational feminism.