Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Scholar, Director, and WISE Shura Council Member
Hijri 1371-Present (AH); Common Era 1952-Present (CE)
Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an anthropologist who specializes in Islamic law, gender, and development. She has been a Hauser Global Law Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law since 2002. She has also been a senior research associate at the Middle East Institute and at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Ziba is currently a member of the Council of Women Living under Muslim Laws and a founding member of Musawa Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. Her publications include: Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law in Iran and Morocco; Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran; and Islam and Democracy in Iran: Eshkevari and the Quest for Reform. She has also co-directed two award-winning, feature-length documentary films on contemporary issues in Iran: Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001). Ziba received a B.A. in sociology from Tehran University and a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge.