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

Education:

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:
http://www.iranianfeminschool.info/spip.php?article6574

 

“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
http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/18/irans-green-tuesdays/

 

“The Facebook Revolution is changing how ordinary people relate to political activism” co-authored with Babak Rahimi, San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2011.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/opinionshop/detail?entry_id=83080

 

“Alert: Ashtiani faces imminent execution,” Ms Magazine Blog, November 6, 2010
https://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/11/05/alert-ashtiani-faces-imminent-execution/

 

“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
http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/10/18/u-s-woman-writes-from-inside-irans-most-notorious-prison/

 

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

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/19/irans-latest-crackdown-on-womens-rights/

 

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

http://msmagazine.com/winter2010/iran.asp

 

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

http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/jan10/asa_forum_0110.html

 

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

http://enduringamerica.com/2010/01/28/iran-analysis-leadership-in-the-green-movement/

 

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

“A Revolutionary Tradition: Shoars in Iranian Street politics”

http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/?lab=GheytanchiShoar

 

CNNac360 Blog (September 23, 2009)

“Shoar in Iran: The Sounds from the street”

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/23/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”

http://www.riponsociety.org/forum309b.htm

 

CNN-ac360 (June 25, 2009)

“Ordinary Women are Extraordinary in Iran”

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/25/ordinary-women-are-extraordinary-in-iran/

 

Sf Chronicle (June 29, 09)

“Women Lead the Protest in Iran”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/28/ED8618EMUC.DTL

 

Foreign Policy (July 20, 2009)

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

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/07/20/the_revolution_will_not_be_televised

 

SF chronicle (April 6, 2009)

“Iran’s TV adds entertainment to propaganda”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/05/INJKVSDHN.DTL

 

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