Leila Mouri
Researcher, Activist, Co-founder of Docademia

Leila Mouri holds an MPhil in Middle Eastern studies from Columbia University and a master’s degree in women’s history from the University of London, Royal Holloway. Her studies focus on gender and sexuality in postrevolutionary Iran. In 2002 she joined Women in Iran, the first Iranian women’s website. Since then, she has worked as a women’s activist and journalist, writing extensively on women’s sociopolitical status in Iran. An active member of various Iranian feminist and women’s rights campaigns, she is a co-founder of Docademia, an educational service organization, and resides in New York, where she frequently updates her Persian-language blog femirani.com.