Nominees for BRISMES Council (2023-2026)

Nazanin Shahrokni (London School of Economics & Political Science)

Nazanin Shahrokni has a PhD in sociology from the UC Berkeley and is currently Assistant Professor of Gender and Globalisation at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the LSE, Nazanin taught at Syracuse University, as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and at the American University of Beirut, where she held the Whittlesey Chair for Gender Studies. She also held a two-year Postdoctoral appointment at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and a one-year Visiting Researcher post at the Center for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, Sweden, where she completed her award-winning book, Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (University of California Press 2020).    

Her research and scholarly interests lie at the intersection of feminist geography, gender politics, ethnographies of the state, and gender and globalization (with emphasis on the geopolitics of gender inequalities). Nazanin’s publications appear in Current SociologyJournal of Contemporary EthnographyJournal of Middle East Women’s Studies, and Globalizations. She has held editorial positions in several academic journals (including Middle East Law and Governance and the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies), as well as impactful e-zines such as The Global Dialogue: The Magazine of the International Sociological AssociationJadaliyya and MERIP), playing an active role in bringing research-based knowledge to broader public. Nazanin currently serves on the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association in which capacity she has worked on the ISA Publications Committee and the Program Committee for the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology. 

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