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CONTRIBUTORS JANET AFARY is a native of Iran. She received her MA from the Department of Literature ofTehran University and her PhD in Modern Middle East History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently an Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Purdue University. Dr. Afary is author of The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Grassroots Democracy , Social Democracy, and the Origins ofFeminism, which was also translated and published in Iran, and co-author of the forthcoming Foucault, Gender, and the Iranian Revolution: Seductions oflsfomism. She is the incoming president of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS-MESA) and the incoming president of the International Society for Iranian Studies. MARGOT BADRAN is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and recently Edith Kreeger Wolfe Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, where she is remaining for a second year. She is currently a Fulbright New Century Scholar. She publishes widely on secular and Islamic feminisms in the Middle East and Islamic world with works appearing in several languages including Arabic. Among her books are Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making ofModern Egypt and Opening the Gates: An Arab Feminist Anthology, co-edited with miriam cooke and which has just come out in a second, expanded edition. She is completing a book on feminism/s and Islam and another on comparative Islamic feminism/s. She is also co-editor of the Brill series on Women and Gender in the Middle East and Islamic World. SONDRA HALE is Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies and Chair ofWomen's Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She works in both the Middle East and Africa, specializing in northern Sudanese and Eritrean studies. She has published Gender Politics in Sudan: Islamism, Socialism, and the State (1996) and contributed to numerous major edited collections and a number ofjournals within Middle East and gen- CONTRIBUTORS es 159 der studies. Her work on gender, Islam, and politics intersects political economy, colonial and postcolonial history, cultural studies, and women's studies. She is a past president of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies. AMANEY JAMAL is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University . Her current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Middle East. She extends her research to the study of Muslim and Arab Americans, examining the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the US. She is currently working on two books. The first explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Middle East. Her second book, an edited volume with Nadine Naber (University of Michigan), looks at the patterns and influences ofArab American racialization processes. Jamal is principal investigator of"Mosques and Civic Incorporation of Muslim Americans," funded by the Muslims in New York Project at Columbia University; and co-PI of the "Detroit Arab American Study," a sister survey to the Detroit Area Study, funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. SUAD JOSEPH is Professor ofAnthropology and Women and Gender Studies and Director of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. She has carried out urban and village fieldwork in her native Lebanon, including on the politicization of religion; community , family and state systems; women and gender constructions; women's networks ; citizenship and civil society; and how children learn gendered notions of rights, responsibilities, nationality and citizenship. She is founder of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies, the Arab Families Working Group and General Editor of The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures . Her books include Intimate Selving: Self, Gender and Identity in Arab Families, Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East, and Gender and Citizenship in Lebanon, Women and Power in the Middle East. VALENTINE MOGHADAM is currently with UNESCO in Paris, working as chief of the section on gender equality and development, in the social and human sciences sector. She is on leave from Illinois State University, where she is Director ofWomen's Studies and Professor of Sociology. She is the author of two books and many articles on the Middle East. Her third book...


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