Tune in tonight, Friday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. to NPR’s “On the Media” (WNYC, 93.9 FM and 820 AM) to hear an interview with Montclair State University Professor Neda Soltani.
Soltani, a visiting scholar from Germany and a refugee from Iran, has been interviewed by NPR in connection with her book, My Stolen Face, and her story of being mistaken for Nedā Āghā-Soltān, who was killed during a protest in connection with the 2009 Iranian election; Nedā Āghā-Soltān's killing was videotaped and broadcast around the world.
Members of the media, anxious to be first in getting out the story, rushed to Facebook to find a picture of the young woman who was killed, and instead, mistakenly found Neda Soltani who was studying and teaching at Azad University. This error led to grave political problems and consequences for Soltani who found herself forced to leave Iran and find refuge in Germany. Today she’s very happy to be teaching at Montclair State.
Soltani teaches World Literature and Women and Gender Studies, and is supported by the Global Education Studies program as well as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
“On the Media” will air Friday at 8:00 p.m. and several other times over the course of the weekend. Please check the website or your local NPR station for broadcast times: www.wnyc.org or www.onthemedia.org.