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Dr. Roja Fazaeli
Associate Professor Islamic Civilisation, Near & Middle Eastern Studies

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Roja Fazaeli and Masood Noori, Female Judgeship: Legal Opinions of Imami Fuqaha, 2021 Working Paper, 2021

Training female ulama in Jama'at al Zahra - New Opportunities for Old Role Model in, editor(s)Robert Gleave , Hawza Project, 2021, [Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Kunkler] Book Chapter, 2021

Ireland's Relationship to the United Nations Regarding Rights of Women in, editor(s)Aisling O'Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli , Lost Histories: Ireland and the evolution of human rights law, 2019, Routldge , 2020, pp127 - 161, [Roja Fazaeli ] Book Chapter, 2020

Roja Fazaeli and Mine Yildrim, "Introduction: Women's Religious Freedom, Religion and Law.", Religion & Human Rights, Special issue: "Women's Religious Freedom, Religion and Law.",, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Religion & Human Rights, Special issue: "Women's Religious Freedom, Religion and Law.", (2020), Roja Fazaeli and Mine Yildrim, [eds.] Journal, 2020

Introduction: Lost Histories: Ireland and the evolution of human rights law in, editor(s)Aisling O'Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli , Lost Histories: Ireland and the evolution of human rights law, Routledge, 2020, [Aisling O'Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2020

Human Rights and Religion in, editor(s)Michael Goodhart , Human Rights: Politics and Practice (4th edition), New York and Oxford , Oxford University Press, 2020, [Roja Fazaeli and Joel Hanisek] Book Chapter, 2020

Female Religious Authority in Muslim Majority Contexts: past examples and modern state-initiatives in, editor(s)Adele Bardazzi and Alberica Bazzoni , Gender and Authority across Disciplines, Space and Time, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, [Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2020

Roja Fazaeli, Women Rights and Religious Freedom: the Case of CEDAW and Muslim Majority Contexts, Journal of Religion and Human Rights, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Aisling O'Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli, Lost Histories: Ireland and the evolution of human rights law, Oxfordshire, U.K., Routledge , 2020 Book, 2020

The Lives of Two Mujtahidahs: Female Religious Authority in 20th Century Iran in, editor(s)Mirjam Künkler and Devin Stewart , Female Religious Authority in Shi'i Islam: Past and Present, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019, [Mirjam Künkler and Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2019

Roja Fazaeli, The Irish Housewives Association and Hilda Tweedy: National and International Activism, Panel on Law and Archives, 11 December, 2019 Invited Talk, 2019

Roja Fazaeli , "the landscape of women's rights in the Republic of Ireland in the 1970s" , Multilateralism and Interdependence: Prospects and Challenges, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, May, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Aisling O'Sullivan and Roja Fazaeli, Multilateralism, human rights and the 1970s: insights from Ireland's role in the development of the human rights field, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Nusrat Amin, John O. Voll., Nusrat Amin, Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2018 URL URL

Roja Fazaeli, ISLAMIC FEMINISMS: RIGHTS AND INTERPRETATIONS ACROSS GENERATIONS, New York and London, Routledge , 2017, 1 - 166pp Book, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Iranian Women's movement from the Revolution to Rouhani, Negotiating Iran's Future: The Policy Implications of President Rouhani's Second Term, St. Anthony's College, 1 December, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Human Rights and Religion in, editor(s)Michael Goodhart , Human Rights Politics and Practice, New York, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp163 - 182, [Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2016 URL

Religion & Human Rights, An International Journal, 11, 1, (2016), 1 - 75p, Roja Fazaeli (Guest Editor) and Jeroen Temperman (Editor-in-Chief), [eds.] Journal, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Islam and Feminist Perspectives, Religions and Feminisms: Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Perspectives, Trinity College Dublin, 25 February, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Religion & Human Rights An International Journal, Vol. 10, 3, (2015), 203 - 269p, Roja Fazaeli (Guest Editor) and Jeroen Temperman (Editor-in-Chief), [eds.] Journal, 2015 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Human Rights, Islam and Western Democracies, Interdisciplinary Conference on Law and Religion: Irish Context; International Perspectives, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Roja Fazaeli, Feminization of Martyrdom: Palestine and Iran, The 26th International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation, SOAS, London, 15 August, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Roja Fazaeli , Women's bodies in Islam: narratives of life and death, Society for Women in Philosophy , Newman House, Dublin, Ireland, 21-22 November, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Diplomacy with Iran - Are Human Rights Being Bartered for Other Gains?, Diplomacy with Iran - Are Human Rights Being Bartered for Other Gains?, Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin, December , 2014, Baha'i Faith Ireland, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2014

The Iranian Women's Movement: A Narrative of Hope and Loss in, editor(s)Peter Admirand , Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspective, London, Bloomsbury, 2014, pp51 - 67, [Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2014 URL

Mujtahidah, Natala J. DeLong-Bas et al, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

"Women's Rights", Natala J. DeLong-Bas, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013 URL URL

Family Code and Marriage laws in Iran in, editor(s)Peter Losocnzi and Mika Luoma-Aho , The Future of Political Theology: Religious and Theological Perspectives, , Ashgate, 2013, pp143 - 159, [Roja Fazaeli ] Book Chapter, 2013

"Kar, Mehrangiz", Natala J. DeLong-Bas et al, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

"Martyrdom", Natala J. DeLong-Bas, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Roja Fazaeli and Melanie Hoewer, Gendered images and women's rights in Iran and Ireland, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 24-26 June, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

"UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)", Natala J. DeLong-Bas et al, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

"Taliban", Natala J. DeLong-Bas, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

"Education: Women's Religious Education", Natala J. DeLong-Bas, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Martyred Women and Humiliated Men in, editor(s)Fineman, Martha and Michael Thomson , Exploring Masculinities: Feminist Legal Theory Reflections, Ashgate, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli ] Book Chapter, 2013

"Ayatollah", Natala J. DeLong-Bas, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Roja Fazaeli, Online Narratives, the Iranian Women's Movement , British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Conference, Uiniversity Collge Dublin, Ireland, 24-26 June, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discriminations Against Women, Natana J. DeLong-Bas et al, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2013, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Roja Fazaeli, Review of Gender Stereotyping Transnational Legal Perspectives , by Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack , International Journal of Group and Minority Rights, 19, 2012 Review, 2012

International Laws and Treaties on Women's Status, The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, 2012, [Roja Fazaeli] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2012

In search of Iranian Feminisms: A Study of Iranian Women's Moveme in, editor(s)Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine , Women's Rights in the Changing Islamic World, Brandeis University Press, 2012, pp273 - 301, [Roja Fazaeli] Book Chapter, 2012

Roja Fazaeli, Iranian Women's Movement, Women's Political and Economic Agency/Presence in Iran, Swedish Research Institute Lund, 5-6 June, 2012, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund Invited Talk, 2012

Roja Fazaeli and Melanie Hoewer, Gendered images and women's rights in Iran and Ireland, Erin-Iran conference, Uiniversity College Cork, Ireland, 22 October , 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Of alima, vaizes, and mujtahidas: New Opportunities for Old Role Models? in, editor(s)Kalmbach, Hilary and Bano, Masooda , Women, Leadership and Mosques, Netherland, Brill, 2011, pp127 - 161, [Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Kunkler] Book Chapter, 2011

Roja Fazaeli, Women's Rights in the Iranian Civil Code, Islam and Women and the Personal Status Law In Iraq, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2011, United States Institute of Peace Invited Talk, 2011

Roja Fazaeli, Islam and Europe: Religion, Law, Identity, Islam and Europe: Religion, Law, Identity, SIAS Johns Hopkins, Bologna, Italy, 14-15, 2011, The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Invited Talk, 2011

Roja Fazaeli, CEDAW and Muslim Majority Countries, Human Rights and Abrahamic Faiths, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Roja Fazaeli, Feminisms and Female Religious Leadership, The North American South Asian Bar Association Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusett, 24-27 June, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Women's Movements and Social Controls in "Weblogistan, "," Iran and the World: Societal Change, Self-Images and Worldviews since 1953, Universitat Basel, Soziologisches und Orientalisches Seminar, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, November, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, The Role of Women in the (Re)Formation of Islamic Jurisprudence, Judicial Decisions and Statutory Interpretation, Ghent University, Belgium, 29-30 October , 2009, The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Invited Talk, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, Can Ijtihad Play a Major Role in Islamic Law Reform?, The Third Workshop of the Network of British Researchers and Practitioners of Islamic Law Diversity and Change in Islamic Law: Developments in Shi'ite Jurisprudence , University of Exeter, 4-5 June, 2009, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies University of Exeter Invited Talk, 2009 URL

Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Künkler, Training Female Ulama in Jama'at al-Zahra - New Opportunities for Old Role Models?, Knowledge and Authority in the Hawza, Clerical Authority in Shi'ite Islam, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies and the British Institute of Persian Studies, London, June, 2009, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies and the British Institute of Persian Studies Invited Talk, 2009

Religion and Human Rights, Leiden, The Netherlands, BRILL | NIJHOFF , [eds.], 2009-2020 Editorial Board, 2009

Roja Fazaeli , Martyred Women and Humiliated Men, Masculinities and the Law, Emory School of Law, Atlanta, USA, edited by Martha Fineman , Emory School of Law, 2009, pp1 - 16 Conference Paper, 2009 URL

Roja Fazaeli (with Elizabeth Bucar), "Free Speech in Weblogistan, the Offline Consequences of Online Action," , Public Talk, Clinton Institute, UCD, Dublin, November, 2009, Clinton Institute, UCD, Dublin Invited Talk, 2009

Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Künkler, Female Ulama in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Agents of Change or Preservation?, ?" Oxford Conference on Women, Leadership and Mosques, St. Anthony's College, Oxford, UK, October, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Roja Fazaeli and Jeroen Temperman, Book Review: Islam and the Secular State, Negotiating the Future of Shari'a by Abdullahi An-Na'im, Religion and Human Rights, 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Künkler, Training Female Ulama in Jama'at al-Zahra - New opportunities for Old Role Models?, Knowledge and Authority in the Hawza, Clerical Authority in Shi'ite Islam, University of Exeter, University of Exeter, December , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, 'The Fifth Generation of Islamic Feminists: Rights, Interpretations and Activisms, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008 Thesis, 2008

Elizabeth Bucar and Roja Fazaeli , Free speech in Weblogestan? The Off-Line Consequences of On-Line Discourse, , International Journal of Middle-Eastern Studies , 40:3, 2008, p403 - 419 Journal Article, 2008

Roja Fazaeli and Mirjam Künkler , Female Religious Authorities in Iran, Middle-Eastern Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA, November, 2008, Middle-Eastern Studies Association Invited Talk, 2008

Roja Fazaeli, The Swaying Pendulum: Public to Private,, An Uncomfortable Conversation: Religious Visions in the Family: Images and Aspirations for Equality, Emory School of Law, Atlanta, USA, 11-12 May, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007 URL

Roja Fazaeli , Contemporary Iranian Feminism: Identity, Rights and Interpretations, , Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 4, (1), 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Roja Fazaeli and Joshua Castellino, Book review: The Role of Islam in the Legal System of Pakistan by Martin Lau, Religion and Human Rights, 1, (2), 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Roja Fazaeli, All in the Family? Islam, Women, And Human Rights: A Conference Report, , Religion and Human Rights, 1, (3), 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Roja Fazaeli, Islamic Feminism and the Issues of dependency, All in the Family-Islam, Women and Human Rights , Emory School of Law, Atlanta, USA, 3-4 March 2006, edited by Martha Fineman , Emory School of Law, 2006, pp1 - 31 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Contemporary Iranian Feminism: Identity, Rights and Interpretation, the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, 35th Annual Conference: "Mu slim Identities: Shifting Boundaries and Dialogues", Hartford Seminary Connecticut, 27-29 October, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Roja Fazaeli, The Developing Iranian Civil Society: Governmental or non-Governmental Organisations?, Muslim Public Affairs Journal, 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Roja Fazaeli, Myths, Paradoxes and Lies: Iranian "Women's" Sexuality: gender, sexuality and cultural studies in law, There is no Politics without Fantasy, Keele University , 19-20 April , 2006, The AHRC Centre for LAw, Gender and Sexuality Invited Talk, 2006 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Islamic Feminism and the Issues of dependency, Islam, Women and Human Rights, Emory School of Law, Atlanta, USA, March, 2006, Emory School of Law Invited Talk, 2006

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Roja Fazaeli, '"No Body Wants War"', Joe.ie, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020

Roja Fazaeli, 'Opinion Piece: Iran must not be plunged again into the nightmare of conflict', Irish Times, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020 URL

Roja Fazaeli and Joel Hanisek, 'Opinion Piece: Suleimani killing of zero benefit to Iran, Middle East or US', Irish Times, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Keynote: Islamic feminism and human rights activism in Iran, Winter Gathering 2019: Iran - The Revolution Goes Wrong, Sarum College, Salisbury, 22-24 November, 2019, Muslim Institute Invited Talk, 2019 URL

Roja Fazaeli (trans. Maryam Hosseinkhah), Ma'na va Hoviat Feminism-eMoaseer dar Iran, Aasoo, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Roja Fazaeli, A Public Lecture on Islamic Feminism, A Public Lecture on Islamic Feminism, Graduate Memorial Building, Trinity College Dublin, 26 February , 2019, the Phil and the Trinity Global Development Society, Trinity College Dublin. Invited Talk, 2019

Roja Fazaeli, Women in Leadership, The Good Summit, Trinity College Dublin, 24 October , 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

Roja Fazaeli, Opening Remarks: Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue and the 2018 Democracy Camp, Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue and the 2018 Democracy Camp, Malahide, Dublin, 12-14 October, 2018, The Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue (TMDD) and the Immigrant Council of Ireland Invited Talk, 2018 URL

Roja Fazaeli, The "Others" of Europe, Regulating Against Hate Speech in the Media Respect Words Seminar, Wynn's Hotel Dublin, April, 2017, Near FM Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Waiting in Line to do Good, The Global Undergraduate Summit, Farmleigh House, November, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli and Joel Hanisek (trans. Sepideh Jodeyri), Mamnoiat Mosaferat be Amrika bara-ye Khanevad-ye Amrika-ye, Irani, Iralandi-ye Man , Aasoo, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, A panel discussion "We Should All be Feminists", Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "We Should All be Feminists", TCD Global Room, 10 March, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Roja Fazaeli, From Asylum to Inclusion , Ireland's Response to the Global Refugee and Migration Crisis: From International Protection to National Integration , Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Dublin, 1 February , 2017, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, keynote speaker: Invited to launch the annual International Women's Week celebrations in Trinity as , International Women's Week Trinity College Dublin, 7 March, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Roja Fazaeli, Experiences of Women in Academia and Research, Women In Research, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, 7 March, 2017, WiSER, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Similarities and Difference, Similarities of Difference Reveal Hope for the Future, Baha'is of Ireland, 19 May, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Roja Fazaeli, '"Irish Muslims Respond to Brenda Power"', TODAYFM, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli , 'Spirit Radio Podcast: Debate Over Burkini bans in France', Spirit Radio, Spirit Radio, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, 'Opinion Piece: Burkini ban is another way to subjugate Muslim women', Irish Times, Irish Times, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Women, Islamic Dress and Religious Freedom: A Panel Discussion, Public Lecture, Robert Emmett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2016, Trinity Muslim Student Association & Trinity FLAC Invited Talk, 2016

Joe Humphreys and Roja Fazaeli, 'Unthinkable: Is Islam compatible with human rights law?', 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, 'Cannes mayor wins gold medal for burkini bigotry and politics of shame', Irish Examiner, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Speaker at the Women's Peace Table: Gendered Experience of Iran-Iraq War , Women's Peace Tables #womenseriously, The Westin Dublin Westmoreland Street Dublin , 10 September, 2016, #womenseriously Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli , 'Spirit Radio: Debate Over Burkini bans in France', Spirit Radio, Spirit Radio, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Roja Fazaeli, Introduction: "Feminists are Awake" , The Feminists Are Awake, Film Base, Temple Bar, Dublin, 8 October, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Incitement to Hatred, TOXIC ACCESS: ARTISTIC LICENSE IN IRELAND, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 27 October, 2016, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2016

Roja Fazaeli, 'Terrorism: Marian Finucane ', RTE Radio , 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Roja Fazaeli, The Gender of Violence: Female Martyrdom and Suicide Bombers, Behind the Headlines "Terrorism Today", Trinity College Dublin, 23 May, 2016, Trinity Long Room Hub Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Probe: Migrants at Risk, Probe: Migrants at Risk, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, September, 2016, Sceince Gallery, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2016

Roja Fazaeli, Keynote Speaker: Narratives and Stereotypes: Islam in Ireland , 7th European Diversity Charter Annual Forum, Dublin Castle, Ireland, 19 October, 2016, The European Commission and Department of Justice and Equality of Ireland in collaboration with Irish Diversity Charter Invited Talk, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, '"The intertwining of religion and state is a thing best avoided"', Irish Examiner, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Religion and Human Rights, "Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom, Human Rights and Interreligious Perspectives, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, March, 2015, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2015

Roja Fazaeli, "Europe and its "Other": Whose Religion is it any way?, Behind the Headlines "After Charlie Hebdo: A Public Forum on Religion, Freedom and Human Rights, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, February , 2015, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2015 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Respondent to the book "Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present (Edinburgh UP, 2015), Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion, Long Room Hub Trinity College Dublin, May, 2015, IrishSociety for the Academic Study of Religion Invited Talk, 2015

Roja Fazaeli, Debate: "Right to Offend, Debate: the Phil, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2015, the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2015

Roja Fazaeli, Putting Persepolis in context, Public Lecture, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2014, Trinity College Dublin Film Society Invited Talk, 2014

Roja Fazaeli, 'Talking Point with Sarah Carey: the escalating uprising by Islamic militants in Iraq', Newstalk, 2014, - Broadcast, 2014 URL

Roja Fazaeli and Maryam Hosseinkhah, Nahid Tavasoli: Moshkel az Tafsir Mardany-e Din Ast, RadioZamneh, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Muslim Identities in Europe, the Ireland Hijabi Monologues Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, March , 2012, British Council and the Immigrant Council of Ireland Invited Talk, 2012

Roja Fazaeli, Psalm 139: An Islamic Perspective, Trinity College Dublin Chapel, March , 2012, Trinity College Dublin Chapel Invited Talk, 2012

Roja Fazaeli, Women's Rights and Religion, Minority Rights and Indigenous People Summer School, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, 13 June, 2011, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway Invited Talk, 2011 URL

Roja Fazaeli, 'Panel Discussion:The New Irish on Global Village ', Newstalk, Newstalk, 2011, - Broadcast, 2011 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Women's Rights in Islamic Law, Summer School for Young Jurists on Shari'a Law, ISISC, Siracusa, Italy, June, 2011, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Invited Talk, 2011

Roja Fazaeli and Maryam Hosseinkhah, Feminism Eslami: Mosahebeh ba Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh Part I, RadioZamaneh, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Roja Fazaeli, Islamic laws and the Status of Women, Seminar on Shari'a Law and Military Operations, ISISC, Siracusa, Italy, November, 2011, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Invited Talk, 2011

Roja Fazaeli, Experiences of Muslims in Ireland, "Think-in" on Muslim identity in the EU and Irish identity in the United States. , Dublin Castle, Ireland, 14 June, 2010, Dublin City Council civic offices at Wood Quay Invited Talk, 2010 URL

Roja Fazaeli, The Role of Female Ulama in (Re)Formation of Islamic Theology , Encounters with Islamic Theology, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2009, School of Religions and Theology, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, 'Marian Finucane: DOES GOD HATE WOMEN?', 2009, - Broadcast, 2009 URL

Roja Fazaeli, The role of female religious authorities in Islam, Public Lecture , Univeristy College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 3 December, 2009, Study of Religion UCC Invited Talk, 2009 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Islam and Gender, Lecture, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, 2009, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, Iranian women's movement, Public Talk, February , 2009, Iran Group, Amnesty International Invited Talk, 2009

Roja Fazaeli, Keynote: Inspiring Women: Challenging Voices, Changing Times, Inspiring Women: Challenging Voices, Changing Times, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, 5 March, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Freedom of Speech and Religion, the Iranian Weblogistan, Public Talk, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

Roja Fazaeli, "Making Way for the Feminine: Islamic Exegesis," , Making Way for the Feminine for the Benefit of the World Community Conference, Jaipur, India, March , 2008, Global Peace Initiative for Women Invited Talk, 2008 URL

Roja Fazaeli, War and its Consequences: Violence in the Private Sphere during the Iran and Iraq War, Iraqi Youth Dialogue, the United States Peace Institute, Dharamasala, India, March, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008 URL

Deutsche Welle (Khadijeh Moghaddam), 'Interview with Khadije Moghadam by Deutsche Welle A Campaign to Advance Society's Culture', https://we-change.org/english/, One Million Signatures Campaign to End Legal Discrimination Against Women, Iran, 2007, - Translation, 2007

Deutsche Welle (Khadijeh Moghaddam Tr. Roja Fazaeli)), 'Interview with Khadije Moghadam by Deutsche Welle A Campaign to Advance Society's Culture', https://we-change.org/english/, One Million Signatures Campaign to End Legal Discrimination Against Women, Iran, 2007, - Translation, 2007 URL

Roja Fazaeli, Taking a Human Rights Based Approaches to Interculturalism and Multiculturalism Debate, A Public Debate,, Conference National Consultative Committee Against Racism and Interculturalism, Dublin, December, 2006, National Consultative Committee Against Racism and Interculturalism Invited Talk, 2006

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Preaching Hate: A Contextual Discourse Analysis of Charismatic Socio-Religious Speech
  • Summary
    • This project investigates the relationship between the emotion and practice of hate and the construction and influence of formal and informal types of authority in the European context. Increasingly "hateful ideologies" are propagated by right-wing propagandists, religious fanatics, and extreme left groups. This project seeks to study the role and origins of charismatic leaders in propagating hate. Through texts, including religious sermons, political speeches, social media communication, and music this project will chart the topography of the personality politics driving discourses of hate and alterity in a European context. This project will employ an interdisciplinary methodology composed of discourse analysis, cultural studies, socio-legal studies, and Islamic studies. The project will also be filtered through a strong gender lens in order address the intimate relationship between gender and systems and platforms of authority.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 1 September 2020
  • Date To
    • 31 August 2024
  • Title
    • Understanding Islamic Family Law and Equal Access to Justice in Europe - Past, Present and Future(IFamEU)
  • Summary
    • This study will provide the first comprehensive research programme on the historical and contemprary role and application of Islamic family law in a European context.
  • Funding Agency
    • ERC AHSS teaching buyout
  • Date From
    • September 2020
  • Date To
    • September 2021

Keywords

Female Religious Scholars; Human Rights; Islam and Gender; Women in Leadership; Women's Studies

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Trinity Research Excellence Award for 2020 in the category 'Cherish academic freedom, diversity of scholarship, and pursuit of truth' May 2020

Global Affiliate, Vulnerability and Human Condition Project, Emory School of Law, USA 2010-present

Global Entreps Award Inclusive Quality Education and Life-long Learning for All 2018

Certificate of Commendation, Provost's Teaching Awards 2015

Certificate of Commendation, Provost's Teaching Awards 2012

Nominated for the Provost's Teaching Awards 2010

SPECTRESS fellowship to JNU (declined) 2016

Visiting Scholar, Deparment of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York 2007

Visiting Scholar (Stipendiary),The Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory School of Law, USA 2006

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholarship 2006-2008

Third Prize, best graduate paper, the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, 35th annual conference 2007

Memberships

Board of Editors, the Journal of Religions and Human Rights, Brill 2009 – Present

Chair, Immigrant Council of Ireland 2018 – present

EU Fundamental Rights Agency Expert Panel for Ireland 2018 – Present

Member of the Scholars at Risk National Committee 2015 – Present

Member, International Research Network on Religion and Democracy 2010 – present

Board Member UNIFEM Ireland 2007 – 2009

Board member, Amnesty International, Ireland 2010 – 2013

member, CEDAR, European Muslim Professionals Network 2013 – 2016

Invited member, Multi-Belief Educational Reference Group for New Community National Schools (Ireland) 2010

Academic Freedom Advocacy Team, Scholars at Risk 2011 – 2012

Board member, Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) 2007 – 2010

Chair, South-West Asia Section, Millennium Development Goals Initiative, United Nations partnership with the Global Peace Initiative for Women, New York 2004 – 2006

Board member, UCD Newman Centre for the Study of Religions 2020 – present

Chair of the Scholars at Risk Committee 2009 – present