Iranian Women: A Revolution of the Senses March 2007
Panelists Dr. Maryam Habibian, Nahid Rachlin, and Dr. Faegheh Shirazi.
Dr. McWilliams and Dr. Afzal-Khan welcome and introduce the speakers.
Nahid Rachlin, Iranian-American author, reads from her book Persian Girls.
Dr. Faegheh Shirazi shares research from her book, The Veil Unveiled. She is a professor in the Department of
Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies Program, at the University of Texas, Austin.
Maryam Habibian is a playright, director, and independent scholar.
She reads her translations of Iranian feminist poet Forugh Forrukhzad’s poetry
and shows clips of her film on Forugh’s life and on Tehran.