- Dr Mehri Honarbin-Halliday
Dr Mehri Honarbin-Holliday is an Iranian born academic who lives and works in England. A Senior Research Fellow in international education at Canterbury Christ Church University, she is also affiliated to the London Middle East Institute. Mehri is a practicing artist and works interdisciplinary exploring the intersections of gender, identity, and education. She is the author of Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in Contemporary Iranian Society (2008). Visual culture is integral to Mehri’s work; she has exhibited her video and fired clay installations in Iran, Britain, Mexico, and the United States and is the recipient of the 2007 national award from the Art and Culture Secretariat at Tehran Municipality. A peace activist, she has spoken publicly at many major British universities and anti-war gatherings on the effects of military threats and sanctions on Iran. Mehri’s current research projects include an ESREA EU-wide inter-university project for Canterbury Christ Church University, and a new book for I.B. Tauris titled Masculinities in Urban Iran.