Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, Concordia University

Homa Hoodfar is Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, at Concordia University. Her primary research and expertise lies in the intersection of political economy; gender and citizenship rights; women’s formal and informal politics, gender and public sphere in Muslim contexts. She has published extensively including several books and numerous articles based on her different research projects.

Her books include:

Women’s Sport as Politics in Muslim Contexts WLUML (2015);
Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance (edited with Anissa Hellie). London: Zed Books (2012);
Electoral Politics: Making Quotas work for women London: WLUML (2011) (co-authored with Mona Tajali). The Muslim Veil in North America: issues and debates (Edited) with Sajida Alvi, and Sheila McDonough, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press (2003).
Between Marriage and the Market, Berkeley: University of California Press(1997);
Development, Change, and Gender in Cairo: A View from the Household. (edited with Diane Singerman) Indiana University Press


  • –present
    Professor of Anthropology, Emerita Dept of Sociology and Anthropology , Concordia University