Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and Islamic feminism, and a founding member of the Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim community. She is Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, SOAS, University of London and since 2002 she has been a Hauser Global Law Visiting Professor at NYU Law School. She co-edited Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law (2013) and Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (2015) and co-directed two award-winning feature-length documentary films on Iran, Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001). She received the American Academy of Religion’s 2015 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.

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