PS Ph.D. Candidate Kiana Karimi featured on Time to Say Goodbye Podcast

Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Kiana Karimi

Kiana Karimi

Performance Studies Ph.D. Candidate, Kiana Karimi, has been featured on the Time to Say Goodbye podcast on the episode "Liberation and Elective Hijab in Iran, with Kiana Karimi".

Kiana begins by reading from an essay in progress about the current unrest in Iran. Thousands of people across the country have been protesting since mid-September, after the morality police allegedly killed Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman taken into custody for improperly wearing her hijab. Kiana explains the political history of such rules, the government's idea of a modern Islamic utopia (which has led to fairly frequent periods of rebellion), and the complicated position of Muslim feminists in regards to the wearing of hijab. Also, what else are the protests about? And what does it mean that so many conservative Muslim men have joined fearless young people in the streets?

Kiana has also had an article published on The Nation about the uprisings. Check that out here