Book Series

Janet Afary and Claudia Yaghoobi have jointly launched a new and innovative book series with I. B. Tauris on Sex, Marriage and Family in Iran and the Middle East. Planned volumes will examine a diverse set of issues in Iranian history such as: various types of matrimonial bonds, the status of women in marriage, slavery, concubinage, divorce, polygamy, widowhood, parenting, pilgrimage rituals, and rules of property and inheritance for women, as well as the evolving nature of marriage and family in diaspora communities in the West. This interdisciplinary series will include both edited volumes and monographs.

To send a monograph or edited volume for consideration please contact:

Janet Afary
Mellichamp Chair, Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religious Studies, UCSB

Claudia Yaghoobi
Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian Studies
Department of Asian Studies, UNC - Chapel Hill


Advisory Board

Mostafa Abedinifard - Assistant Professor of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization, the University of British Columbia
Stephanie Cronin - Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Mary Hegland - Professor of Anthropology at Santa Clara University
Nasrin Rahimieh - Chair and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine
Nayereh Tohidi - Professor and former Chair at the Department of Gender & Women Studies, California State University, Northridge
Mahdi Tourage - Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Sufism, Gender and Sexuality, King's University College at Western  University Canada