Haideh Moghissi is a professor of sociology and women's studies at York University in Toronto. She was one of the founders of the Iranian National Union of Women and was a member of its first executive and editorial boards, before leaving Iran in 1984.
At York, Dr. Moghissi has served as associate dean of external relations at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies; as coordinator of the Certificate for Anti-Racist Research and Practice, as chair of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Feminist Research, and as a member of the executive committee of the Centre for Refugee Studies. She has commented on Iran and women in the Middle East on CBC, TVO, the BBC World Service, Radio France, and Voice of America, and has sat on the editorial and advisory boards of the Journal of Comparative Public Policy, the Women and Politics series by Routledge, Resources for Feminist Research, and Feminist Forum. Her second book, Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism, won the Choice Outstanding Academic Books Award for sociology.