Afsaneh Kalantary: Understanding the Confluence of Iranian Immigrant Women's Heterogeneous Identities Past

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 ,
4:30 PM
- Chicago, IL, United States

In this talk, I intend to problematize the hegemonic discourse on Iranian “immigrant” women prevalent in host societies and the Iranian diasporic literature and media. This discourse depicts Iranian “immigrant” women as a relatively homogenous group with similar aspirations. In this discourse the Iranian women’s heterogeneity and the intersections of their socio-cultural, ethnic, class, gender, racial and other variegated identities, and lived experiences of discrimination are thus elided

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