Faegheh Shirazi

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This interview is with Faegheh Shirazi, a professor in the Middle Eastern Studies Department at UT Austin. Faegheh talks about her family life and education in Iran before the Iranian Revolution, including her early exposure to education and religion prior to moving to the United States for college. She tells the story of her higher education and how she ultimately found her scholarly passions for textile history and Muslim women’s studies. Faegheh also discusses the areas in which she teaches and publishes, such as understanding the hijab in intersectional contexts and Muslim women’s lifestyles and leadership.

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