Afkhami, Mahnaz

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AFKHAMI, Mahnaz. Iranian, b. 1941. Genres: Area studies, Women's studies and issues. Career: Abstracts of English Studies, Boulder, CO, assistant editor, 1965-66; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, lecturer, 1966-67; National University of Iran, Teheran, assistant professor of English, 1967-68, department head, 1968-70; Women's Organization of Iran, secretary general, 1970-79; consultant on women and development, 1979-81; Foundation for Iranian Studies, executive director and publisher of Iran Nameh, 1981-. Oral History of Iran Archives, founder, 1982, director, 1982-. Government of Iran, member of High Council for Welfare, 1974-79, and High Council for Family Planning, 1975-79, minister of state for women's affairs and prime minister's deputy for South Teheran Urban Development and Welfare Project, both 1976-78; Sixth National Development Plan of Iran, chairperson of Quality of Life Planning Committee, 1977;. Publications: (with C. Albright) Iran: A Pre-Collegiate Handbook, 1992; Women in Exile, 1994; (ed. with E. Friedl) In the Eye of the Storm: Women in Post-Revolutionary Iran, 1994; (ed. and author of intro) Women and the Law in Iran, 1967-1978 (in Persian), 1994; (ed with G. Emami) Readings in Feminist Theory: An Anthology (in Persian), 1995. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 4343 Montgomery Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, U.S.A.