Behbahani, Leyli. "Gender and Migration: Norms and Boundaries." Article written specifically for Zannegaar Journal (2014).

Leyli Behbahani is a PhD candidate and instructor at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her focus is on feminism, women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa, the anthropology of gender, Iranian diasporas, and transnationalism.

Heyzer, Noeleen. “Combating Trafficking in Women and Children: A Gender and Human Rights Framework.” UNIFEM working paper (2002).

Noeleen Heyzer is currently the Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary General for Timor-Leste, having previously served as Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Heyzer has extensive experience working on issues related to women, gender, and development. Throughout her career she has focused on promoting women’s leadership in conflict resolution, ending violence against women, and combating HIV/AIDS from a gendered perspective. She received a doctorate degree in social science from Cambridge University.

Levitt, Peggy and Nina Glick-Schiller. “Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society.” International Migration Review 38 (2004): 1002-1039.

Peggy Levitt is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and a Research Fellow at The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where she co-directs the Transnational Studies Initiative. She received a doctorate in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nina Glick-Schiller is the Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute at the University of Manchester, and a former Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. She is a prolific writer, having authored more than 80 articles and books. In her work she developed a comparative and historical perspective on migration, transnational processes, and social relations, diasporic connection and long distance nationalism. She obtained her doctorate in Anthropology from Columbia University.

Kofman, Eleonore et al. “Migration and Women’s Work in Europe.” Gender and International Migration in Europe: Employment, Welfare, and Politics. Ed. Idem. London & New York: Routledge, 2000. 105-133.

Eleonore Kofman is a Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship in the School of Law at Middlesex University. Her research frequently centers on gendered migration and welfare regimes, national identities and migration, with a particular focus on families and skilled migrants.

Salih, Ruba. “Moroccan migrant women: transnationalism, nation-states and gender.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 27 (2001): 655-671.

Ruba Salih is a Professor in the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She received her doctorate from the University of Sussex, and has conducted extensive research throughout her career on gender, Islamic feminism, secular and religious women’s movements in the Middle East, transnational migration and gender, multiculturalism and citizenship, and diaspora and refugee studies.

Sayigh, Rosemary. “Product and Producer of Palestinian History: Stereotypes of “Self” in Camp Women’s Life Stories.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 3 (2007): 86-105.

Rosemary Sayigh is a journalist and scholar of Middle Eastern History. She received her doctorate from the University of Hull and is best known for her work on the Palestinian people, particularly refugees from the Nakba who fled to Lebanon. Sayigh’s work is largely influenced by personal experience, having emigrated with her family from their home in Beirut to Cyprus during the 2006 Lebanon War.

Naghibi, Nima. “Revolution, Trauma, and Nostalgia in Diasporic Iranian Women’s Autobiographies.” Radical History Review 105 (2009): 79-91.

Nima Naghibi is an Associate Professor of English at Ryerson University. She received her doctorate from the University of Alberta, and specializes in postcolonial and feminist studies. She is the author of Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran (Minnesota Press, 2007), and is currently working on a project that focuses on diasporic Iranian women’s autobiographical expression in memoirs and documentary film.

Paul, Bimal Kanti and Syed Abu Hasnath. “Trafficking in Bangladeshi Women and Girls.” Geographical Review 90 (2000): 268-276.

Bimal Kanti is a Professor of Geography at Kansas State University, where he also serves as the Director of the South Asia Center. He obtained his doctorate from Kent State University. His core areas of geographic research are in human-environment interactions, population and health geographies, geospatial analysis and application. Syed Abu Hasnath is a Professor of Geography at Boston University, where he similarly received his PhD.