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Azita Ranjbar
Azita Ranjbar is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Geography and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.

Entries by Azita Ranjbar

This Man's Army? Women and Heroic Labor

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 4:45 PM

Lead author: Lorraine Dowler, Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her current book project "Brave Broads" is an examination of women's heroic labor in the U.S. military, firefighting, and the U.S. space program.

This Labor Day marks the moment that we,...

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Including the Good and the Bad in Afghan Peace Talks

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 8:46 AM

On October 8, 2010, the ninth anniversary of the US intervention in Afghanistan, the High Peace Council convened its inaugural meeting. No one was surprised that the vast majority of the familiar faces appointed by President Karzai are affiliated with armed groups, with many accused of egregious human rights abuses....

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Seems to Be Sima

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 10:05 AM

On October 10, 2003, I was on a bus riding through the streets of Tehran when I heard the announcement that Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights lawyer, had received the Nobel Peace Prize. This was my first visit to Iran as part of a citizen's diplomacy group; the bus...

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