Ph.D. 1986, Sociology
The American University
Tuesdays 2.30 - 4.30 and by appointment 210H RP
Professor Moghadam came to Northeastern University in January 2012 from Purdue University, where she was directing the Women’s Studies Program. Born in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Moghadam received her higher education in Canada and the U.S. In addition to her academic career, she has been a senior research fellow at UNU/WIDER in Helsinki, Finland (1990-95), and a section chief at UNESCO in Paris (2004-06). Dr. Moghadam’s areas of research are globalization; revolutions and social movements; transnational feminist networks; and gender, development, and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. Among her many publications are Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (1993, 2003, 2013), Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks (2005, winner of the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award), and Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement (2009, 2013). Her current research is on prospects for a women-friendly democratization after the Arab Spring.
Member: American Sociological Association (ASA); International Sociological Association (ISA); Middle East Studies Association (MESA); Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS); International Society of Iranian Studies.