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Roundtable Discussion: Love, Laws, and Changes

October 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Roundtable Discussion in “Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Panels” will feature the following:

“The Trajectory of Change and Continuity in the Past 40 Years in Attitude, Norms and Discourses toward Love, Marriage, Sexuality, and Body Politics”
Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, founding director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at California State University, Northridge

“Laws Against Love and Loving in Iran”
Mehrangiz Kar, writer, attorney and activist specializing in women’s rights and family law

“Iranian Romance in the Digital Age: From Arranged Marriage to White Marriage”
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity and Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel Chair and Discussant: Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, UNC-Chapel Hill


Co-Sponsors: The American Institute of Iranian Studies, UNC Persian Studies Program, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Department of Geography, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina, The Library Collections’ Horner-Jarrahi Speaker Series, Countering Hate Initiative


October 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm