Fatemeh Haghighatjoo



Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Dr. Haghighatjoo has held academic positions at MIT, Harvard University, and the University of Connecticut. She is currently a part-time faculty member at UMass Boston, where she teaches a course called Women in Global Perspective for the Women's Studies program.She developed an online certificate on Womens Leadership in Global Perspective for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Ph.D., an expert in Irans internal affairs and an advocate of human rights, womens rights, and democracy in Iran, was a member of Irans reformist parliament from 2000-2004. She is a founding chair of the Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy, Inc. (NID) and faculty of UMass Boston. She has served as an assistant Professor at the National University of Iran, and authored a book entitled Search for Truth (published in 2002). She was honored as a Young Global Leader 2005 by the World Economic Forum. Currently, she works on State Feminism to define the institutionalization of womens issues in Iran and show how it both promotes and limits womens position there. She has published book chapters and papers on the Iranian womens movement and democratic movement in Iran . She is also working on a book manuscript entitled A Voice for Truth. She has authored a book entitled Search for Truth (published in 2002). Dr. Haghighatjoo has been extensively interviewed and quoted by the international media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, BBC Persian TV and Radio, Voice of America, CNN, and others.


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