Iranian Election Protests

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Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

Associate Professor of History

Director of the Middle East Center

University of Pennsylvania

• Author of Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation
• Author of the forthcoming books "The Making of the Great Satan: A History of US-Iranian Relations" and “Conceiving Citizens: Women, Sexuality and Religion in Modern Iran”
• Expert in Iranian history and politics, Iran-Iraq relations, U.S. Iranian Relations, gender politics in the Middle East
• Fluent in Persian, French and English, Dr. Kashani-Sabet is a native of Tehran.

“The spontaneous protests illustrate powerfully that the political scene in Iran has become much more vibrant than many skeptics had initially thought possible. They also express the ardent desire of Iranians to participate fully in charting their nation’s future. Luckily, today’s protesters have history on their side."