Janet Afary

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Janet Afary
Nationality  United States
Alma mater University of Michigan
Scientific career
Fields History
Institutions University of California, Santa Barbara

Janet Afary is an Iranian author, feminist activist and researcher in history, religious studies and women studies. She now lives in the United States of America, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Her research field includes politics of contemporary Iran and gender and sexuality in modern Middle East. She is known for her writings and research on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.

Afary is a professor of Religious Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She received her M.A. from University of Tehran. In 1991, she received her Ph.D in History and Near East studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.[1] She was the recipient of the Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan.

Afary is married to Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[2] They have a daughter Lena T. Afary and a granddaughter Leila Afary Lucas.


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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2014-12-28. 
  2. ^ Anderson, K.B. (2010). Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pg. vii.
  3. ^ Kevin Anderson[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ Ireland, Doug (2009-02-20). "Iran's Hidden History". Gay City News. Retrieved 2009-02-26. [dead link]

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