Faculty & Staff
Fatemeh Haghighatojoo, PhD
- Visiting Scholar, Women’s Leadership in a Global Perspective Graduate Certificate Program, McCormack Graduate School PhD, Tarbiat Moalem University, Counseling
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 5th Floor, Room 108
Areas of Expertise
Women's rights and internal politics in Iran
Haghighatjoo is a leading proponent of human rights and women’s rights in Iran. She served in the Iranian Parliament from 2000-2004 and was the first to resign when the anti-reform Guardian Council banned more than 2,000 reformist candidates from the 7th Parliamentary election. She was president of the Student Movement Caucus and a deputy of the Mosharekat Caucus in the 6th Parliament as well as a member of the political bureau of the Mosharekat party in Iran. More recently, Haghighatjoo has held several academic posts in the United States: assistant professor in-residence at the University of Connecticut, fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and visiting scholar at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Haghighatjoo served as a professor at the National University of Iran and authored Search for Truth (2002). She has served as vice president of the Psychology and Counseling Organization in Iran.
The World Economic Forum honored her as a Young Global Leader Nominee in 2005.