1. Gender and Secularism of Modernity: How Can a Muslim Woman Be French?Afsaneh Najmabadi - 2006 - Feminist Studies 32 (2):239.
  2. Verdicts of science, rulings of faith: transgender/sexuality in contemporary Iran.Afsaneh Najmabadi - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):533-556.
    International reports welcoming Iran's recognition of transgender/sexuality and the permissibility of sex-change operations sometimes mixed celebration with an element of surprise: How could this be happening in an Islamic state? In other, and especially later, accounts, the sanctioning of sex-change became tightly framed through a comparison with punishment for sodomy and the presumed illegality of homosexuality. For legal and medical authorities in Iran, sex-change is explicitly framed as the cure for a diseased abnormality, and on occasion it is proposed as (...)
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    Veiled Discourse - Unveiled Bodies.Afsaneh Najmabadi - 1993 - Feminist Studies 19 (3):487.