In October of 2011, Iranian women’s rights activist Mahboubeh Abbasgolizadeh launched ZananTV, a feminist, web-based TV channel, in Zuccotti Park, the heart of the Occupy movement. In this talk will consider the links Abbasgolizadeh makes between the Occupy movement and Iranian feminism as a way of tracing genealogies of transnational solidarity that center a decolonial feminist episteme. 


Catherine Sameh is Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies at University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on gender, Islam, and women’s rights activism in Iran and the Muslim world. Before joining UC Irvine, she was the Associate Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and managing editor of The Scholar & Feminist Online.

This event is co-hosted by The Global South Center, Humanities and Media Studies and The Writing Department at Pratt Institute.