Mary Elaine Hegland is professor of anthropology at Santa Clara University. Her areas of focus include women and gender, political anthropology, Shia Islamic ritual and politics, resistance and revolution, social and cultural change, and the anthropology of personal philosophies and life histories. Hegland has conducted anthropological fieldwork in Iran, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, and among Iranians and Pakistanis in the Santa Clara Valley. Her most recent publication is DAYS OF REVOLUTION: POLITICAL UNREST IN AN IRANIAN VILLAGE, Stanford University Press, 2014.
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