Post-Doctoral Research Scholar

K. Soraya Batmanghelichi is a women’s activist and feminist scholar. She is an associate faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and has lectured at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the W.E.B. DuBois Scholar’s Institute, held at Princeton University. In 2013, Soraya earned her PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, where she also completed two Master’s degrees in Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies. Her research focuses on contemporary women’s movements, sexuality and gendered public space in the modern Middle East, and her recent publications on sexuality, government morality, cyberfeminism and women’s activism in Iran can be found in the Journal of Anthropology of the Middle EastGender and Sexualities within Muslim Cultures, and Feminist Media Histories Journal.