Fariba Adelkhah

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Fariba Adelkhah
Fariba Adelkhah 20100328 Salon du livre de Paris 1.jpg
Adelkhah in 2010
Born (1959-04-25) 25 April 1959 (age 62)
Alma materSchool for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences
Marc Bloch University
OccupationAnthropologist, researcher
EmployerInstitute of International Studies
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Partner(s)Roland Marchal
WebsiteProfile

Fariba Adelkhah (born 25 April 1959) is a French-Iranian anthropologist and academic at Sciences Po who is currently detained in Iran.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Tehran, Adelkhah studied in France, first at Université Strasbourg II and then at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences.[1] In 1990, she obtained a "very honourable" mention for her Ph.D. thesis on women in Iran, "an anthropological approach of post-revolutionary Iran: the case of Islamic women" (Une approche anthropologique de l'Iran post-révolutionnaire. Le cas des femmes islamiques), with Jean-Pierre Digard as her advisor. Since 2004, she has been a Research Director at the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques. As a researcher at the Centre for International Research of Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), she authored a number of publications on Iran and Afghanistan.[2] She is a member of the scientific council of the periodical Iranian Studies and of Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée.[3]

Imprisonment in Iran[edit]

On 14 July 2019, Persian-language media from outside of Iran reported that she had been arrested in Iran.[4] Her arrest would date back to 7 June, when she last connected to her WhatsApp account. The Iranian Human Rights website Gozaar stated that she had been arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was being detained at Evin Prison.[2] French authorities stated that Adelkhah was being denied access to consular assistance,[5] and are demanding access to their citizen.[6][7][8]

In June 2019, Adelkhah's Sciences Po colleague Roland Marchal was also arrested in Iran when he came to visit her.[9] On 7 February 2020, their lawyer said the two had petitioned prison authorities to allow them to get married.[10] Marchal and Adelkhah were reportedly to go on trial on 3 March 2020 but it was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in Iran.[11] Marchal was released on 20 March 2020 as part of a prisoner swap, but no verdict was reached on the case of Adelkhah.[12]

On 16 May 2020, the 15th Chamber of the Tehran Court sentenced Adelkhah to five years' imprisonment for conspiring against national security, and one year for propaganda against the state.[13] During her trial, she was represented by Iranian lawyer Saeid Dehghan. Although Adelkhah is French-Iranian, Iran does not recognise this dual citizenship, and so continues to deny her access to French consular services.

Sciences Po is in contact with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to campaign and raise awareness for Adelkhah's release.[14]

Works[edit]

  • Ramadan et politique Paris : CNRS éditions, 2000. ISBN 9782271058157, OCLC 45647393[15]
  • Guerre et terre en Afghanistan Aix-en-Provence PUP, Presses Univ. de Provence 2013. ISBN 9782853998840, OCLC 935073879
  • Dubai, cité globale Paris : CNRS, 2001. ISBN 9782271059451, OCLC 758161444[16]
  • Les mille et une frontières de l'Iran: Quand les voyages forment la nation[17]
  • El estado del mundo[18][19]
  • Un péril islamiste? (Interventions) (French Edition)[20]
  • The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today (New Horizons in Islamic Studies)[21]
  • Thermidor en Iran (Espace international) (French Edition) Bruxelles: Complexe, 1993. ISBN 9782870275023, OCLC 876017490[22][23]
  • Etre moderne en Iran (Recherches internationales) (French Edition) Paris : Karthala, 1998. ISBN 9782865378333, OCLC 39519216[24]
  • La révolution sous le voile: Femmes islamiques d'Iran[25][26]
  • Voyages du développement : émigration, commerce, exil, Paris : Éd. Karthala, 2007. ISBN 9782845869400, OCLC 239245994
  • Les mosquées : espaces, institutions et pratiques, Aix-en-Provence : Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2009. ISBN 9782853997379, OCLC 879231733

Works in English[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum vitae" (PDF). www.sciencespo.fr. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "La chercheuse franco-iranienne Fariba Adelkhah détenue en Iran". RFI (in French). 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Iran : ce que l'on sait de l'arrestation de la chercheuse franco-iranienne Fariba Adelkhah". Europe 1. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Une chercheuse franco-iranienne arrêtée en Iran". Le Monde (in French). 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ "French-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'". 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ Chrisafis, Angelique; Rankin, Jennifer (15 July 2019). "France demands access to dual-national academic held in Iran". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  7. ^ "UPDATE 2-France's Macron demands answers after dual national detained in Iran". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Iran - Q&R - Extrait du point de presse (15.07.19)". France Diplomatie : Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "France demands Iran release two of its citizens held since June". Reuters. 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "French Researchers in Iranian Jail Petition to Get Married". AP. 7 February 2020.
  11. ^ "French academics held by Iran to face trial on March 3, lawyer says". AFP. 19 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Iran releases French academic Roland Marchal - French official". Today Online. Reuters. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  13. ^ AFP. "Fariba Adelkhah: French academic 'jailed for six years' in Iran". BBC. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  14. ^ "The facts about Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal: What we know". Sciences Po. Sciences Po. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Ramadan et politique". CNRS Editions (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Dubaï". CNRS Editions (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Les mille et une frontières de l'Iran. Quand les voyages forment la nation - Karthala". www.karthala.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  18. ^ "El estado del mundo: anuario económico geopolítico mundial. Nº. 25, 2009". Dialnet (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  19. ^ "El estado del mundo: anuario económico geopolítico mundial. Nº. 20, 2004". Dialnet (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  20. ^ Adelkhah, Fariba; Gresh, Alain (1994). Un péril islamiste? (in French). Editions Complexe. ISBN 9782870275399.
  21. ^ a b "The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today, 1st Edition (Hardback) - Routledge". Routledge.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  22. ^ Adelkhah, Fariba Auteur du texte; Bayart, Jean-François (1950- ) Auteur du texte; Roy, Olivier (1949- ) Auteur du texte (1993). Thermidor en Iran / Fariba Adelkhah, Jean-François Bayart, Olivier Roy.
  23. ^ Bayart, Jean-François (1991). "Thermidor en Iran". Politique étrangère. 56 (3): 701–714. doi:10.3406/polit.1991.4061.
  24. ^ "Être moderne en Iran". www.karthala.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  25. ^ "La révolution sous le voile. Femmes islamiques d'Iran". www.karthala.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  26. ^ Hamès, Constant (1992). "Adelkhah (Fariba) La révolution sous le voile. Femmes islamiques d'Iran". Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions. 80 (1): 237–238.
  27. ^ Adelkhah, Fariba (May 2004). Being Modern in Iran. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231119412.
  28. ^ Rouhi, Leyla (2006). "Review of Being Modern in Iran". Iranian Studies. 39 (1): 85–87. ISSN 0021-0862. JSTOR 4311785.
  29. ^ "The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and Identity, 1st Edition (Hardback) - Routledge". Routledge.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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