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Afs?neh Najm?b?di () (born 1946) is an Iranian-American historian and gender theorist. She is professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. At present she chairs the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is further Associate Editor of Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, in six volumes.

Afsaneh Najmabadi moved as student from University of Tehran to Radcliffe College in 1966. She obtained her BA in physics in 1968 from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and her MA in physics in 1970 from Harvard University. Following this, she pursued social studies, combining academic interests with engagement in social activism, first in the United States of America and later in Iran. She obtained her PhD in sociology in 1984 from University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Professor Najmabadi has been Nemazee Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (1984—1985), Fellow at Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University (1988—1989), at Harvard Divinity School (Women's Studies in Religion Program) (1988—1989), at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (1994—1995), and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (2000—2001). After nine years of teaching and research at the Department of Women's Studies of Barnard College, in July 2001 she joined Harvard University as Professor of History and of Women's Studies. Under her tenure as chair, the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies changed its name to the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Professor Najmabadi's most recent researches have been concerned with the study of the ways in which concepts and practices of sex and sexuality have transformed in Iran, from the late-nineteenth-century to the present-day Iran.

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Total Books: 8
Professing Selves Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran
2013 - Professing Selves Transsexuality and Same-sex Desire in Contemporary Iran [Experimental Futures] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822355434
ISBN-10: 0822355434
Genres: History, Gay & Lesbian, Politics & Social Sciences
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Professing Selves Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran
2013 - Professing Selves Transsexuality and Same-sex Desire in Contemporary Iran [Experimental Futures] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780822355571
ISBN-10: 0822355574
Genres: History, Gay & Lesbian, Politics & Social Sciences
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Encyclopedia of Women  Islamic Cultures Family Body Sexuality and Health  Vol 3
Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards  Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity
Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards  Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity
2005 - Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520242630
ISBN-10: 0520242637
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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1998 - The Story of the Daughters of Quchan Gender and National Memory in Iranian History [Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Story of the Daughters of Quchan Gender and National Memory in Iranian History
1998 - The Story of the Daughters of Quchan Gender and National Memory in Iranian History [Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815627913
ISBN-10: 0815627912
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Land Reform and Social Change in Iran
Land Reform and Social Change in Iran (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780874802856
ISBN-10: 0874802857
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