Since the 50s, and even further back in history, women in Iran have always had an active role at the forefront of revolution. Regardless of ethnic background and class, the women have sacrificed themselves for freedom. They don't sacrifice their lives to die - they sacrifice their lives to be able to live a free life with dignity. From the very beginning, women have been at the forefront as a decisive pillar in the struggle for freedom in Iran.
In connection with the performance Sacrifice While Lost in Salted Earth (January 26 - 29), PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo), Impure Company and Dansens Hus are pleased to invite to a conversation between Banafshe Ranji, researcher in media and journalistic sociology in The research group for peace, conflict and development, Samira Amini, senior researcher in cognitive neuroscience at PRIO, and Hasti Hamidi, politician in the Socialist Left Party, about today's feminist, popular, secular and courageous revolutionary uprisings in Iran.
Location: The studio stage
With: Banafshe Ranji, Samira Amini, Hasti Hamidi and Hooman Sharifi
Banafsheh Ranji is a researcher in the Research Group for Peace, Conflict and Development. She completed her PhD at the University of Oslo in 2019. Ranji has researched the sociology of media and journalism in politically restrictive contexts. She has written the book Journalistic Practices in Restrictive Contexts: A Sociological Approach to the Case of Iran (Routledge, September 2022). Ranji received the award of His Majesty the King's Gold Medal in 2020 for his doctoral thesis. She has been a researcher at the University of Oslo.
Samira Amini Hajibashi is a senior researcher at PRIO, Peace and Conflict Dynamics department. She completed her PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in 2020. Her main field has been within visual attention, individual differences in mental effort and cognitive control, as well as visual perception, reward processing and decision-making. At PRIO, she is involved in a research project that deals with how people assess coalition formidableness.
Hasti Hamidi is a politician in the Socialist Left Party and creates the intersectional podcast Woke me up with current topics from the social debate together with Mohamed Abdi.