WSRP Research Associate 2020–21
Women Singing: The Regulation of Solo Female Vocals in Iran’s Hypermediated Public Sphere
Utilizing new media over the last 10 years, women singers have pushed against the ban on solo female vocals and established a presence for their voices online. This virtual sphere of activity has spilled over into the actual sphere, manifesting in frequent incursions on the ban in concerts and other public spaces. Part of a larger project, my research investigates whether processes occurring in Iran’s hypermediated public sphere can drive the Islamic Republic to redefine its rulings.
Nahid Siamdoust is a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at Yale University. She received her PhD in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford.