Janet Afary holds the Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is a Professor of Religious Studies and Feminist Studies. Her books include: Sexual Politics in Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2009, winner of the British Society for Middle East Studies Annual Book Prize); (with Kevin Anderson) Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism (University of Chicago Press, 2005, winner of the Latifeh Yarshater Book Award for Iranian Women’s Studies); (with John R Perry) Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909 (Yale University Press, 2016), and The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Grassroots Democracy, Social Democracy, and the Origins of Feminism (Columbia University Press, 1996, winner of Dehkhoda Institute Book Award. Afary has received yearlong fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and was a Keddie-Balzan Fellow in Iranian History at the Department of History, UCLA (2008-09). She also served as president of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS-MESA), the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS-MESA), and the Coordinating Council for Women in History of the American Historical Association (CCWH-AHA). Her articles have appeared in The Nation, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and numerous scholarly journals and edited collections.