Zara SaeidzadehTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303386
About Zara Saeidzadeh
Zara Saeidzadeh is a researcher and senior lecturer in gender studies. She defended her PhD thesis on “Trans and Sex Change in Iran: A Socio-Legal Study of Gendered Policies and Practices” in June 2020 and since then she has been working as a researcher and senior lecturer at Örebro University. Zara Saeidzadeh’s research falls within the field of social studies of gender, sociology of law and trans studies. In her current work, she focuses on violence against trans people in intimate relations, family and employment, drawing on the status recognition and trans citizenship.
Zara Saeidzadeh’s research interests revolve around feminist, social and legal theories on gender and gender relations, applying qualitative and quantitative methods inspired by transnational feminist methodologies. She is a member of Centre for Violence Studies where she conducts her current research. She is currently involved in the following projects:
Regimes of Violence: Theorising and Explaining Variations in the Production of Violence in Welfare State Regimes (2018-2021) Zara conducts her research within a project called The Politics, Expressions and Prevalence of Violence against Trans* People in the EU. In collaboration with Dr Sofia Strid, associate professor in gender studies, she works on theorization of violence against trans people at the EU level, looking at policies, activism and academia within the EU.
LAWGEM: New Quality in Education for Gender Equality (2019-2022) In this project Zara Saeidzadeh is involved in drafting the syllabi and writing textbooks for a master’s programme on law and gender. Moreover, she has been working on forming a legal clinic with Susanne Strand, associate professor in criminology.
Apart from being a guest lecturer in disciplines such as anthropology, women’s studies and medicine, Zara Saeidzadeh has been involved in teaching the following bachelor-level courses in gender studies: Gender Equality and The Nordic Welfare States; Gender, Power and Politics; and Men’s Violence against Women.