Minoo Derayeh

Department of Equity Studies

Associate Professor
Chair

Office: Atkinson College, 410
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30270
Emailderayeh@yorku.ca

Dr. Minoo is a specialist on Islam, World Religions, and Gender Studies. Her research interests focus on gender and religion, modernity and tradition, Islam and social justice, and Islam and popular culture.

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Dr. Minoo Derayeh is Associate Professor at York University in Toronto, where she is a specialist on Islam, World Religions, and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research interests focus on gender and religion, modernity and tradition, Islam and social justice, and Islam and popular culture. Her book entitled Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Times to the Present was published in June 2006. At York University she teaches variety of courses including Islam through the Ages, Islam and Human Rights, and Women in the Quran, the Prophetic Tradition, and the Islamic Law.

Degrees

PhD, McGill University
MA, McGill University
BA, Pahlavi University

Professional Leadership

• Humanities Executive Committee, September 2009-present
• Equity Studies Executive Committee, December 2009-present
• Merit Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present
• Committee on Research Policy and Planning, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present
• Tenure and Promotion Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present

Community Contributions

“Multicultural Policies and Education in Canada.” Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Montreal, 22 June, 2007

Translation and Reading of “The Metal Fish” in The End of the Apple Tree, written by Nooshin Salari. Sponsored by PEN Canada and McMaster University, at McMaster University, 2 March 2006

“Muslim Women Now.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation, Toronto, January 2006.

“Unveiled Voices.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation, Youth Chapter, 2 lectures in Vancouver and Toronto, April and February 2005.

“Discourse on Gender in Muslim Societies.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation’s Seminars on Vision of Islam. University of Ottawa, York University and Montreal, October 2003.

Research Interests

Gender and Religion, Modernity and Tradition, Islam and Social Justice, Islam and Popular Culture

Current Research Projects

Theistic and Atheistic Notions of Evolution in Islamic Societies: Exploring Muslim Teachers' Students' and parents' Understanding of Evolution


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Standard Research (SSHRC)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty fund

All Publications

Books

Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Times to The Present. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

Journal Articles

'Depiction of Women in Iranian cinema, 1970 to present.' Women Studies International Forum 33 (May 2010): 151-158.

'Myth of Creation and Hijab.' The Savior and the Saved: Religion and Patriotism in Iranian History, Culture, and Literature. Trans. Hurivash Rahamani. Hamzaban, August 2009. http://www.hamzaban.org/node/41

Conference Proceedings

'Iranian Women in Search of Identity.' Proceedings of The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History. January 2005.

Conference Papers

'Creating a third space: Teaching and Learning Creation and Evolution in the Canadian and Turkish Schools.' Comparative and International Education Society, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. 17-21 March 2008.

'Hijab-i Batini (Esoteric Veil) Versus Hijab-i Zahiri (Exoteric Veil): Iranian Women Liberated or Oppressed.' The Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Washington D.C. 22-25 Nov. 2008.

'Iranian Women and their Quests for Equality.' Noor Cultural Centre, Toronto. 6 May 2007.

'Complementary Rights versus Gender Equality and Equity in the Islamic Republic of Iran.' The 29th Annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. June 2008.

'The Dialogue on Ifsha Qanun: Iranian Women Revealing the Shariah.' The International Conference on Islam: Dialogue vs. Conflict, Islam in the Age of Globalization, Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Madison. March 2006.

'Iranian Women Movie Directors and Their Quest for Gender Equality.' The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History, Honolulu, Hawaii. 15 January 2006.

'Rewriting History: Women in Search of Identity.' The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History, Honolulu, Hawaii. 16 January 16 2005.

'Effective Early Education of Linguistic Minorities in Turkey: Ways Around the Barriers.' The International Pragmatics Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto. July 2003.

'The Cultural Revolution of 1979: Iranian Women's New Identity.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), New Orleans. March 2003.

'Teachers’ narratives about issues off Difference: Iran and Afghanistan.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), New Orleans. March 2003.

'Voices unveiled.' Iranian women association in Diaspora, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal. 8 March 2003.

'The Question of Gender Equality in Education in the Quran.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), University of Toronto. March 1999.

Book Reviews

Moallem, Minoo. Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran. California: University of California Press, 2005.

Forthcoming

'Creating a Third Space: Teaching and Learning Creation and Evolution in the Canadian and Turkish Schools.' Symposium on Islam and Evolution. McGill University, March 2009. 30-31.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/HREQ3964 3.0  Equity and Human Rights in Schooling LECT  


Dr. Minoo is a specialist on Islam, World Religions, and Gender Studies. Her research interests focus on gender and religion, modernity and tradition, Islam and social justice, and Islam and popular culture.


Dr. Minoo Derayeh is Associate Professor at York University in Toronto, where she is a specialist on Islam, World Religions, and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research interests focus on gender and religion, modernity and tradition, Islam and social justice, and Islam and popular culture. Her book entitled Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Times to the Present was published in June 2006. At York University she teaches variety of courses including Islam through the Ages, Islam and Human Rights, and Women in the Quran, the Prophetic Tradition, and the Islamic Law.

Degrees

PhD, McGill University
MA, McGill University
BA, Pahlavi University

Professional Leadership

• Humanities Executive Committee, September 2009-present
• Equity Studies Executive Committee, December 2009-present
• Merit Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present
• Committee on Research Policy and Planning, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present
• Tenure and Promotion Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, September 2009-present

Community Contributions

“Multicultural Policies and Education in Canada.” Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Montreal, 22 June, 2007

Translation and Reading of “The Metal Fish” in The End of the Apple Tree, written by Nooshin Salari. Sponsored by PEN Canada and McMaster University, at McMaster University, 2 March 2006

“Muslim Women Now.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation, Toronto, January 2006.

“Unveiled Voices.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation, Youth Chapter, 2 lectures in Vancouver and Toronto, April and February 2005.

“Discourse on Gender in Muslim Societies.” Invited presentation. Ismaili Foundation’s Seminars on Vision of Islam. University of Ottawa, York University and Montreal, October 2003.

Research Interests:

Gender and Religion, Modernity and Tradition, Islam and Social Justice, Islam and Popular Culture

Current Research Projects

Theistic and Atheistic Notions of Evolution in Islamic Societies: Exploring Muslim Teachers' Students' and parents' Understanding of Evolution


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Standard Research (SSHRC)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty fund

All Publications

Books

Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Times to The Present. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

Journal Articles

'Depiction of Women in Iranian cinema, 1970 to present.' Women Studies International Forum 33 (May 2010): 151-158.

'Myth of Creation and Hijab.' The Savior and the Saved: Religion and Patriotism in Iranian History, Culture, and Literature. Trans. Hurivash Rahamani. Hamzaban, August 2009. http://www.hamzaban.org/node/41

Conference Proceedings

'Iranian Women in Search of Identity.' Proceedings of The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History. January 2005.

Conference Papers

'Creating a third space: Teaching and Learning Creation and Evolution in the Canadian and Turkish Schools.' Comparative and International Education Society, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. 17-21 March 2008.

'Hijab-i Batini (Esoteric Veil) Versus Hijab-i Zahiri (Exoteric Veil): Iranian Women Liberated or Oppressed.' The Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Washington D.C. 22-25 Nov. 2008.

'Iranian Women and their Quests for Equality.' Noor Cultural Centre, Toronto. 6 May 2007.

'Complementary Rights versus Gender Equality and Equity in the Islamic Republic of Iran.' The 29th Annual National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. June 2008.

'The Dialogue on Ifsha Qanun: Iranian Women Revealing the Shariah.' The International Conference on Islam: Dialogue vs. Conflict, Islam in the Age of Globalization, Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Madison. March 2006.

'Iranian Women Movie Directors and Their Quest for Gender Equality.' The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History, Honolulu, Hawaii. 15 January 2006.

'Rewriting History: Women in Search of Identity.' The East West Council and The Asia Pacific International Conference on Arts and History, Honolulu, Hawaii. 16 January 16 2005.

'Effective Early Education of Linguistic Minorities in Turkey: Ways Around the Barriers.' The International Pragmatics Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto. July 2003.

'The Cultural Revolution of 1979: Iranian Women's New Identity.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), New Orleans. March 2003.

'Teachers’ narratives about issues off Difference: Iran and Afghanistan.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), New Orleans. March 2003.

'Voices unveiled.' Iranian women association in Diaspora, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal. 8 March 2003.

'The Question of Gender Equality in Education in the Quran.' The Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES), University of Toronto. March 1999.

Book Reviews

Moallem, Minoo. Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran. California: University of California Press, 2005.

Forthcoming

'Creating a Third Space: Teaching and Learning Creation and Evolution in the Canadian and Turkish Schools.' Symposium on Islam and Evolution. McGill University, March 2009. 30-31.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/HREQ3964 3.0  Equity and Human Rights in Schooling LECT