Book Launch: ‘Intersectionality, Class and Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the UK’ by Dr Mastoureh Fathi

Book Launch

‘Intersectionality, Class and Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the UK’ by Dr Mastoureh Fathi

co-organized by

Centre for Narrative Research & Centre for Research Migration, Refugees and Belonging

at the University of East London

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, University Square Stratford 

Room: USS 2.41, 1-3pm

For directions to the venue:

Dr Mastoureh Fathi has focused on social class in migration stories using an intersectional framework in her first monograph entitled:Intersectionality, Class and MigrationNarratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the UK (Palgrave Macmillan).

This book offers critical analysis of everyday narratives of Iranian middle class migrants who use their social class and careers to “fit in” with British society. Based on a series of interviews and participant observations with two cohorts of “privileged” Iranian migrant women working as doctors, dentists and academics in Britain—groups that are usually absent from studies around migration, marginality and intersectionality—the book applies narrative analysis and intersectionality to critically analyse social class in relation to gender, ethnicity, places and sense of belonging in Britain.

There will be an introduction to the book by Prof. Molly Andrews

Followed by a discussion between Dr Mastoureh Fathi and Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis, the editor of the Politics of Intersectionality series published by Palgrave Macmillan. 

The discussion will continue over wine.

Dr Mastoureh Fathi finished her PhD at the University of East London. She has undertaken research in Iran and Britain on Iranian women, and has published on migration, social class, gender and education in Iran and Britain. She is currently a lecturer in Sociology at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Her current research looks at the intersection of religion, gender and parenting.  

Dr Mastoureh Fathi:




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