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University olfTeas at Austin
earned her Ph.D.
from Ohio State
University in the
field of Textiles and
Clothing, with a
minor in Near East
Art History. One of
her primary areas of
interests is the sub-
ject of Material
Culture and its in-
fluence on Gender
identity and dis-
course in Muslim
societies. Clothing, particularly the Islamic Veil (hijab) is the
main focus of her research. She also studies issues of
women, rituals and rites of passage as they relate to material
culture. She teaches a range of courses at the University of
Texas at Austin, both in graduate and undergraduate levels ,
covering subjects in the area of material culture in the Mid-
dle East, Iranian culture and society, gender studies, textiles,
and women in scriptures. Her recent publications include:
" The Veil Unveiled: Haab in Modern Culture (University
Press of Florida, 2001 and 2003).
" "Muslim Women and Martyrdom: The Daughters of
Karbala" in Kamran Scott Aghaie, ed., Women of Kar-
bala.: Ritual Performance and Symbolic Discourses in Modern
Shi'i Islam (University of Texas Press. 2005).
" "Islamic Religion and Women's Dress Code: The Is-
lamic Republic of Iran," in Linda B. Arthur, ed., Un-
dressing Religion: Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-
Cultural Perspective, (Berg Publishers, 2000).
" "The Sofreh: Comfort and Community among Women
in Iran." Iranian Studies, 38 (June 2005), 293-309.
" "Tools of Persuasion: Images of Iranian Women,"
Studies in Contemporary Islam, Center for Islamic Studies,
Youngstown State University, 2 (No. 1, 2001), 1-27.
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The University of
invites you to hear
"Muslim Women's Veiling
(Hijab) in Modern Culture"
Date: March I5, 2007
Time: 4:00 pm
ESSC Room 255
University of North Texas
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