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Centre for Iranian Studies

Dr Elaheh Rostami-Povey

PhD (The Open University), MA (Sussex), BSc (Hons)(University of East London)


Elaheh Rostami-Povey
Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


Centre for Iranian Studies

Associate Member

Dr Elaheh Rostami-Povey
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Dr. Elaheh Rostami-Povey is a writer and researcher. Her research focuses on Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle East, in particular gender issues in Iran. She is the author of Iran’s Influence: A Religious-Political State and Society In its Region (2010); Afghan Women, Invasion and Identity (2007); Women, Work and Islamism, Ideology and Resistance in Iran (1999 and 2011) published by Zed Books. She is the co-editor (with Tara Povey) of Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran (2012), Ashgate London. 

She is the author of articles in Journal of Development Studies, 2007; Iranian Studies 2007; Development In Practice, 2004 and 2003; Feminist Review Collective 2001. Her books and articles have been translated into Farsi, Arabic, Portuguese and Korean languages.


Authored Books

Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2007) Afghan Women. Identity & Invasion. New York: Zed Books.

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (1999) Women, work and Islamism: Ideology and Resistance in Iran. Zed Books, London and New York, under her pen name Maryam Poya. Published by Oxford University Press in Pakistan in 2000. Also translated into Farsi and published in Iran under her name Elaheh Rostami by Jamee Iranian, Tehran, Iran in 2001..

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Povey, Tara and Rostami-Povey, Elaheh, eds. (2012) Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

Book Chapters

Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2005) 'Trade Unions and Women's NGOs. Diverse Civil Society Organizations in Iran.' In: Eade, D. and Leather, A., (eds.), Development NGOs and Labor Unions. Terms of Engagement. Kumarian Press, pp. 303-319.

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2004) 'Women in Afghanistan, Passive Victims of the Borga or active social Participants?' In: H, Afshar and D, Eade, (eds.), Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives, A Development in Practice Reader. Oxfam GB, pp. 172-187.

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2004) 'Political - Social Movements, Unions & Workers' Movements in Iran.' In: Joseph, Suad, (ed.), Family, Law & Politics, Encyclopaedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. UNSPECIFIED, 669 - 670.

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2004) 'Civil Society in Afghanistan.' In: Joseph, Suad, (ed.), Family, Law and Politics, Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Brill Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 40-41.


Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2007) 'Gender, Agency and Identity, the Case of Afghan Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.' Journal of Development Studies, 43 (2). pp. 294-311.

Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2007) 'Afghan Refugees in Iran, Pakistan, the U.K., and the U.S. and Life after Return: A Comparative Gender Analysis.' Iranian Studies, 40 (2).

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2005) '<a href="http://www.stateofnature.org/womenAndWork.html">Women and Work in Iran </a>.' State of Nature Online Journal .

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2004) 'Trade Unions and Women's NGOs in Iran.' Development In Practice, 14(1&2 . pp. 254-266.

Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2003) 'Women in Afghanistan: Passive Victims of the borga or Active Social Participants?' Development in Practice, 13 (2-3). pp. 266-77.

Rostami Povey, Elaheh (2001) 'Feminist Contestations of Institutional Domains in Iran.' Feminist Review Collective, Routledge London, No 69 . pp. 43-72.


Rostami-Povey, Elaheh (2005) The reality of life in Afghanistan since the fall of Taliban. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies. (Unpublished)

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