The following acknowledgments were inadvertently omitted from Shahla Talebi's piece, "Who is Behind the Name? A Story of Violence, Loss, and Melancholic Survival in Post-Revolutionary Iran," which appeared in Volume 7, Number 1 of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.
Survival entails debts, of which I have accumulated more than I can ever reciprocate. As a mode of survival, writing emerges from the space of loss and as a way of mourning. This article has particularly come to life as a form of mourning hence surviving. My debt to Mahtab and other political prisoners whose lives were, so unjustly, cut short is beyond reparation. My life and writing have been touched and transformed by the lives of so many surviving women and men former prisoners. To them I remain indebted as long as I live. My heartfelt thanks go to Shahrzad Mojab for inviting me to submit my essay to this special issue. I am extremely grateful also to Lila Abu-Lughod, Stefania Pandolfo, Gabriele Schwab, and Jeremy Soh for the gift of their friendship and for their careful reading and insights. I would like to thank my friends and colleagues Alexander Henn, Juliane Schober, and Tisa Wenger for reading and commenting on an early version of this essay. I am immensely grateful also to my two anonymous readers and their wonderful suggestions as well as the editors of the Journal of Middle East Women Studies for their wonderful suggestions. [End Page 129]