Elham Gheytanchi
 Santa Monica College
Social Sciences Department

Course Information and Resources:

Course 1

Course 2

Communicating with  me:

Office Location: LV 109
Office Hours on Campus: By appointment only
Telephone Number: 310-434-8701
Email: gheytanchi_elham@smc.edu


Completed Ph.D. courses, 2001, Sociology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

M.A. Sociology, 1998, UCLA

B.A.  Sociology, 1995, UCLA

Peer-reviewed Publications:

“Symbols, Signs, and Slogans of the Demonstrations in Iran in 2009” chapter in Media, Power and Politics in the Digital Age: The 200 Presidential election Uprising in Iran edited by Yahya Kamalipour, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., pp. 251-265


“Political Opportunities and Strategic Choices: Comparing Feminist Campaigns in Morocco and Iran” Co-authored with Valentine Moghadam in Mobilization: An International Journal 15 (3): 267-288, September 2010.
----------------------------Translated into Persian and published in Iranian Feminist School:


“Iran’s Reformist and Activists: Internet Exploiters” coauthored with Babak Rahimi in Middle East Policy Journal, Volume XV, Spring 2008, Number 1, pp. 46-59

Reprinted in Arseh Sevom online magazine: http://www.arsehsevom.net/zine/?p=44


"I will Turn off the Lights: The Allure of Marginality in Post-Revolutionary Iran," in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Journal 27.1, 2007: 175-225.


“Becoming a Woman” in Let me Tell you Where I’ve been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora, edited by Persis Karim, Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2006: 180-182.


"Women in the Islamic Iranian Public," in Islam in Public: Turkey, Iran, and Europe, eds Nilufer Gole & Ludwig Amman, Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2006: 281-312.


“Frauen in der Islamischen Öffentlichkeit in Iran”, in Islam in Sicht: Der Auftritt von Muslimen im öffentlichen Raum, edited by Nilofer Gole and Ludwig Amman, Germany, Berlin, Bielefeld 2004: 206-226.


 “Accented Businessman” in Project Misplaced: The Rise and Fall of Simon Ordoubadi, an art Project by Houman Mortazavi with articles by Jacki Lyden (NPR), Tara Bahrampour (NY Times) and Elham Gheytanchi, Los Angeles: NP, 2004: 10-14.


Women in the Islamic Iranian Public,”in Islam and Public Space, edited by Benjamin Lee and Nilofer Gole, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, Forthcoming.


“Multiculturalism” in Iranian Women’s Studies Journal, Volume 12, 2002: 177-185.


“Civil Society in Iran: Politics of Motherhood and Public Sphere” in International Sociology Journal, Volume 16, No. 4, December 2001: 557-577.


“Chronology of Events Regarding Women in Iran since the Revolution of 1979” in Social Research Journal, Volume 67, No. 2, Summer 2000.


“Post-revolutionary Iran: Islam, Gender and Politics” in Middle East Research Associates (MERA) 2, Printerette: Amsterdam, 1998.


“I Shall Salute the Sun Once Again: A critique on the documentary video on Forough Farokhzad” in Jusur: The UCLA Journal of Middle Eastern Studies Vol. 13, 1997.


“The United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women” in Suitcase: Journal of Transcultural Traffic, Vol. 1 & 2: 1995.


Non-Peer reviewed Publications:


“Iran: More Battles in Cyber-space” in Enduring America, May 2, 2011

http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2011/5/2/iran-feature-more-battles-in-cyber-space-gheytanchi.html also translated into Persian http://www.mardomak.org/story/61890


“Iran’s Green Tuesdays”, Ms Magazine blog, March 18, 2011


“The Facebook Revolution is changing how ordinary people relate to political activism” co-authored with Babak Rahimi, San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2011.


“Alert: Ashtiani faces imminent execution,” Ms Magazine Blog, November 6, 2010


“Wahlverwandtschaften zwischen der Frauenrechtsbewegung und der Grunen Bewegung” (German article) in Inamo Magazine (63): Informationsprojekt Neher und Mittlerer Osten, Jargang 16, Herbst 2010, pp. 22-25. [abstract available here: http://www.inamo.de/index.php/aktuelles-heft.html ]

“US Woman Writes From inside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison”, Ms Magazine Blog, October 18, 2010


“Iran’s Latest Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists” in CNN ac360 blog, February 19, 2010



“Iran Continues Crackdown on Women’s Rights Advocates” in MS Magazine, February 18, 2010



“A Lack of Academic Freedom in Iran” in American Sociological Association (ASA) Forum, January 2010, Issue 1, volume 38.



“Iran Analysis: Leadership in Green Movement” in Enduring America, January 28, 2010.



Words Without Borders: The online magazine for International Literature (October 1st, 2009)

“A Revolutionary Tradition: Shoars in Iranian Street politics”



CNNac360 Blog (September 23, 2009)

“Shoar in Iran: The Sounds from the street”



The Ripon Forum (Summer 2009)

“The New Revolutionary:  The Brave women who are leading the Protests in Iran”



CNN-ac360 (June 25, 2009)

“Ordinary Women are Extraordinary in Iran”



Sf Chronicle (June 29, 09)

“Women Lead the Protest in Iran”



Foreign Policy (July 20, 2009)

“The Revolution will not be Televised (Accurately)” (co-authored with Babak Rahimi)



SF chronicle (April 6, 2009)

“Iran’s TV adds entertainment to propaganda”



Book Reviews:


The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran, by Arzoo Osanloo in Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS), Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 2011: pp. 123-126


Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran, Nima Naghibi, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2007, in Iranian Studies Journal: Volume 43, number 4, September 2010: pp. 572-575.


Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, by Minoo Moallem in Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) Volume 5, Number 1,Winter 2009:  pp.113-116.


Dr. N Loves his wife more than Mossadegh, by Shahram Rahimian in The Persian Book Review, Volume IX, No. 33, Fall 1999, pp. 335-337.




Last update:  05/26/11