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Femininity, Iranian Women and Social Disapprobation

  • USC School of Cinematic Arts 3470 McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90089 United States (map)

Thank you all for joining us on celebrating March 8th, and made this a full house event! Special thanks to our outstanding panelists for their insightful talks.

Posted by USC PACSA on Monday, March 12, 2018

Join PACSA in celebrating International Women's Day!

The outstanding Iranian documentary, Femininity, will be screened exclusively for the first time outside of Iran in this event. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the Iranian women social issues. The panels will feature Prof. Nayereh Tohidi (California State University, Northridge), Prof. Lisa Leeman (USC), Prof. Kevan Harris (UCLA) and Prof. Guilan Siassi (USC).

***This event is free and open to public. RSVP is required
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Location: USC School of Cinematic Arts, Theatre SCI 108, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time: March 6th, 6 PM TO 9 PM***

About Panelists:
NAYEREH TOHIDI: is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Gender & Women Studies at California State University, Northridge. Currently, she is the founding Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at CSUN.

KEVAN HARRIS: is an Assistant Professor of Department of Sociology at UCLA. He is a historical sociologist studying development, social policy, and political economy of the global South.

LISA LEEMAN: is a Professor of Cinematic Arts at USC. She has produced, directed, written & edited award-winning feature & short documentaries for the last twenty-five years.

GUILAN SIASSI: is an Assistant Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at USC. Her research focus is on the cultures of Iran, and their diasporas in France and North America, which include women and Islam, psychoanalytic and social theory.

This event made possible with the generous support of Farhang Foundation.