Parvin Alizadeh is currently a lecturer of Economics and a coordinator of studies at Boston University study abroad, London program. She held the position of a principal lecturer in Economics at London Metropolitan University, over 1990-2012 and was an associate professor of economics at Denison University, Ohio, USA over 2000-2003. Parvin has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank. Her main research interests are in “female employment” and “late industrialization”. Books edited by her include: (ed) ,The Economy of Iran: Dilemmas of an Islamic State, IB Tauris Publisher, December 2000; Co-editing with Hassan Hakimian (editors), Iran in the Global Economy; Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions, Routledge, Forthcoming, 2013.