K. Soraya Batmanghelichi
Dr. K. Soraya Batmanghelichi is the Associate Professor for the Study of Modern Iran at the University of Oslo, Norway. A women’s activist and feminist scholar, her research focuses on contemporary women’s movements, sexuality, and gendered public space in Iran and the modern Middle East. She has presented her work at international conferences in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Recent publications on sexuality, government morality, cyberfeminism, and women’s activism in Iran can be found in the Journal of Anthropology of the Middle East, Gender and sexualities in Muslim Cultures, Feminist Media Histories Journal, and the Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World. Her monograph Revolutionary Bodies: Technologies of Gender, Sex, and Self in Contemporary Iran was published by Bloomsbury in December 2020. She is a member of the Theory from the Margins Collective, based in Oslo, which creates spaces where interdisciplinary thinking meets questions of politics and the political. Outside of academia, Soraya passionately discusses US foreign policy and Middle Eastern history and politics, bakes to the delight of her family and friends, and explores her new home of fjords and the midnight sun.