S. Zahra Moballegh

S. Zahra Moballegh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islam
Seyedeh Zahra Moballegh, 2018-19 WSRP Research Associate

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Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies (Iran)

Research project

From Being to Becoming Woman: Decoding the Meaning of Femininity in the Qur’anic Stories

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Zahra Moballegh is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies in Iran and holds a visiting appointment at the University of Tehran, Department of Philosophy. She specializes in Philosophy and Islamic thought and has published several articles in Zanan e Emrooz (Women of Today), the leading magazine for women’s voices in Iran. Her book Faith as Reason: An Epistemological Approach to Feminist Theology, was the first Persian book about feminist philosophy.

Dr. Moballegh spent eight years at Encyclopedia Islamica where she wrote many entries about Qur’anic concepts, including a recently published one “Woman in the Qur’an.” Her research project at HDS, “From Being to Becoming Woman: Decoding the Meaning of Femininity in the Qur’anic Stories,” stems from an idea introduced in that entry.

Dr. Moballegh earned her PhD in 2012 in philosophy from the University of Tehran. She holds an MA and a BA also in philosophy from the University of Tehran.

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