Book Chapters

‘Muslim Family Laws, Justice and Equality: New Ideas, New Prospects’, in Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Lena Larsen, Christian Moe and Kari Vogt (eds) Gender Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in Islamic Legal Tradition, London: I B Tauris, 2013, pp. 7-34.

‘Le project inachevé: la quête d’égalite des femmes musulmanes en Iran’, in Zahra Ali (ed.) Feminismes islamiques, Paris: La Fabrique, 2012), pp. 113-142.

The Politics of Divorce Laws in Iran: Ideology versus Practice’, in Rubya Mehdi, Werner Menski, and Jørgen Nielsen (eds), Interpreting Divorce Laws in Islam. Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing, 2012, pp 65-83.

Women in Search of Common Ground: Between Islamic and International Human Rights Law’, in Anver M. Emon, Mark S. Ellis and Benjamin Glahn (eds) Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground? Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 291-303.

Sexuality and Inequality: The Marriage Contract and Muslim Legal Tradition’, in Anissa Helie and Homa Hoodfar (eds) Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance, London: Zed Press, 2012, pp. 124-148.

‘Gender Rights and Islamic Legal Tradition: an Exploration’, in Amira Sonbol (ed.) Retracing Footprints: Writing the History of Gulf Women, Doha: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation, 2012, pp. 343-66.

Hijab and Choice: Between Politics and Theology’, in Mehran Kamrava (ed.), Innovations in Islam: Traditions and Contributions, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2011, pp 190-212.

‘Sharia and National Laws in Iran’ , in Jan Michiel Otto (ed) Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of Legal Systems in Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2010, pp 318-371.

‘Secularization of Shari‘a in Iran’. In Marie-Claire Foblets (ed), Islam and Europe: Crisis and Challenges, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2010, pp 109-115.

Being From There: Dilemmas of a Native Anthropologist’, in Shahnaz Nadjmabadi (ed.), Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology, Oxford, Berghahn, 2010, pp 180-191.

Islamic Family Law and Social Practice: Anthropological Reflections on the Terms of the Debate’, in Siegfried Hass (ed.) Family, Law and Religion: Debates in the Muslim World and Europe and their Implications for Co-operation and Dialogue, Vienna, Austrian Association for the Middle East Hammer-Purgstall, 2009, pp 37-48.

‘Islamism: ism or wasm?’ (with Richard Tapper), in Richard Martin and Abbas Barzegar (eds), Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam, Stanford University Press, 2009, pp 81-86.

Towards Gender Equality: Muslim Family Laws and the Shari‘a’, in Zainah Anwar (ed.), Wanted: Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family (Musawah: An Initiative of Sisters of Islam, 2009.

‘Classical Fiqh, Modern Ethics and Gender Justice’, in Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen, and Christian Moe (eds), Changeable and Unchangeable: New Directions in Islamic Thought and Practice, London, I B Tauris, 2009, pp 77-88.

Women’s Right to Terminate the Marriage Contract: The Case of Iran’, in Assifa Qureishi (ed.) The Islamic Marriage Contract, Harvard University Press, 2008, pp 215-230.

‘Islam and Gender Justice’, in Vincent Cornell & Omid Safi (eds), Voices of Islam, Vol. 5, Voices of Diversity and Change, Westport, Greenwood, 2007, pp 85-113.

Lessons from Iran: How the Warning Signs of “Fundamentalists” Were Ignored’, in Ayesha Imam, Jenny Morgan and Nira Yuval-Davis (eds), The Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms, London, WLUML, 2004, pp 1-4.

Sexuality, Rights and Islam: Competing Gender Discourses in Post-Revolutionary Iran’, in Guity Neshat & Lois Beck (eds) Women in Iran From 1800 to the Islamic Republic, University of Illinois Press, 2004, pp 204-17.

‘Women’s Rights and Clerical Discourses: The Legacy of Allameh Tabataba’i’, in Negin Nabavi (ed.) Intellectual Trends in Twentieth Century Iran, University Press of Florida, 2003, pp 193-217.

Debating Women: Gender and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary Iran’, in Amyn Sajoo (ed.) Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts, London, I.B Tauris & Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2002, pp 95-122.

Negotiating the Politics of Gender in Iran: An Ethnography of a Documentary’, in Richard Tapper (ed.) The New Iranian Cinema, London, I. B. Tauris 2002, pp 167-99.

Religious Modernists and the “Woman Question”: Challenges and Complicities’, Eric Hooglund (ed.) Iran in Transition, Syracuse University Press, 2002, pp 74-95.

Tamkin: Stories from a Family Court in Iran’, in Donna Lee Bowen & Evelyn A. Early (eds) Everyday Life in the Middle East, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2nd edition, 2002, pp 136-50.

‘Islam, Women and Civil Rights: The Religious Debate in Iran of the 1990s’, in Vanessa Martin and Sarah Ansari (eds), Women, Religon and Culture in Iran, London, Curzon, 2002, pp 169-88.

‘Ayatollah Khomeini and the Question of Women’, in Richard Tapper (ed) Ayatollah Khomeini and the Modernization of Islamic Thought (CNMES Occasional Paper 19), London, SOAS, 2000, pp 27-34.

‘Iran: Emerging Feminist Voices’, in Lynn Walter (ed.), Women’s Rights: A Global View, Westport, Greenwood, 2000, pp 113-25.

‘Mariage et Divorce: une Marge de Négociation pour les Femmes’, in N. Yavari-d’Hellencourt, ed., Les Femmes en Iran: Pressions Sociales et Stratégies Identitaires, Paris, Harmattan, 1998, pp 95-118.

‘Breaking the Seal: the New Face of the Ahl-e Haqq’, in Krisztina Kehl-Bodrogi et al. (eds) Syncretistic Religious Communities in the Near East, Leiden etc., Brill, 1997, pp 175-194.

‘The Delegated Right to Divorce in Law and in Practice in Iran and Morocco’, in Lucy Carroll and Harsh Kapoor (eds) Talaq-i Tafwiz: The Muslim Woman’s Contractual Access to Divorce, Grabels, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Readers and Compilations series), 1996, pp 121-33.

‘Stretching the Limits: a Feminist Reading of the Shari‘a in Post-Khomeini Iran’, in Mai Yamani (ed.), Islam and Feminism: Legal and Literary Perspectives, London, Ithaca Press, 1996, pp 285-319.

‘Women and Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran: Divorce, Veiling and Emerging Feminist Voices’, in Haleh Afshar (ed.) Women and Politics in the Third World, London, Routledge, 1996, pp 149-69.

Faith, Ritual and Culture among the Ahl-i Haqq’, in Philip Kreyenbroek and Christine Allison (eds) Kurdish Culture and Identity, London, Zed Press, 1996, pp 111-34.

‘Strategies of Selection: a Comparative note on Marriage, the Shari‘a and Modern Legal systems in Iran and Morocco’, in C. Fawzi El Solh and Judy Mabro (eds) Women in Muslim Communities: Religious Beliefs and Social Reality, Oxford, Berg Publishers, 1994, pp 55-72.

‘Women, Marriage and the Law in Post-Revolutionary Iran’, in Haleh Afshar (ed.) Women in the Middle East: Perceptions and Struggles, London, Macmillan, 1993, pp 59-84.