Negar Mottahedeh with Charles Kurzman
Community & Scholars Speaker Series
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Negar Mottahedeh, author of Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran, for a reading and book signing. The author will be joined in conversation by Charles Kurzman. Published with the fortieth anniversary of the Iranian Revolution and the women’s protests that followed on its heels, Whisper Tapes reintroduces Kate Millett’s historic visit to Iran and lays out the nature of her encounter with the Iranian women’s movement.
Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor of Literature at Duke University. She is a cultural critic and theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film and Media Studies. She has published five books on Iranian Cinema, the history of reform, revolution and the uses of various media in protest. She is the author of #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life and Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran.
Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of The Missing Martyrs, Democracy Denied, 1905-1915, and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran, and editor of the anthologies Liberal Islam and Modernist Islam, 1840-1940.
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Regulator Bookshop and the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.