Golbarg Bashi holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University in the city of New York. She teaches Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. Her doctoral research focused on a feminist critique of the human rights discourse in Iran.
Her current research interests include:
Political art and music in Iran, women and gender in fundamentalist religious communities in North America and women's rights movements in Iran and in a global comparative context.
Born in Iran, raised in Sweden, and educated in Britain and the United States, she lives in New York City with her family.
Dr Bashi has contributed a chapter to The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future (Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, Eds.) (Melville House, 2011).
Tehran Bureau: Spotlight: Golbarg Bashi + Iranian Women
"As we collect ourselves together and learn humility from the courage of our brothers and sisters facing fire in Iran, as we wait for our words to come back to us and teach us how to speak, here is a cry of freedom that speaks for all of us."
By Shahin Najafi, contemporary Iranian lyricist:
© Golbarg Bashi 2005-2010