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Janet Afary is an Iranian author, feminist activist and researcher in history, religious studies and women studies. She now lives in the United States of America, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Afary is a professor of Religious Studies and Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She received her M.A. from University of Tehran. In 1991, she received her Ph.D in History and Near East studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was the recipient of the Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan.
- The Iranian Constitutional Revolution: Grassroots Democracy, Social Democracy, and the Origins of Feminism (Columbia University Press, 1996)
- Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism (University of Chicago Press, 2005), with Kevin Anderson
- Foucault e a Revolução Iraniana - As Relações de Gênero e as Seduções do Islamismo- Janet Afary, Kevin B. Anderson and Michel Foucault - É Realizações Editora, São Paulo, Brazil
- Sexual Politics in Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2009).