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HOMA HOODFAR

    HOMA HOODFAR is a professor of anthropology at Emerita, Concordia University, Montreal. Her fieldbased research and expertise are in political economy and legal anthropology, focusing on reproductive rights, Afghan women and youth refugees in Iran and Pakistan;  women in formal and informal politics; hijab and dress codes as political institutions; gender and citizenship; Muslim women’s sports as politics; and gender and the public sphere in Muslim contexts. Describing herself as an academic in the service of civil society, Professor Hoodfar has also been actively involved in the Research forr Advocacy and Publication Division of Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Network’s whose mission is to promote gender equality and plural democracy, since the 1980s.  Her books include Women’s Sport as Politics in Muslim Contexts WLUML (2015); Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance (edited with Anissa Hellie). London: Zed Books (2012);   Electoral Politics: Making Quotas work for women   London: WLUML (2011)  (co-authored with Mona Tajali)The Muslim Veil in North America: issues and debates (Edited)  with Sajida Alvi, and Sheila McDonough, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press (2003). Between Marriage and the Market, Berkeley: University of California Press(1997); Development, Change, and Gender in Cairo: A View from the Household. (edited with Diane Singerman) Indiana University Press 1996, and numerous articles based on her different research projects.