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Zahra is a PhD researcher in Peace and Conflict Research at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI). She holds a master's degree in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research from Tampere University and completed another master degrre in communication and journalism in Iran prior to studying in Finland. 


Current doctoral research project is transnational networks of solidarity among Iranian women and diaspora.

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Zahra's research focuses on women's rights activism in Iran and the possibility of working across differences. She wrote her MA thesis on Everyday Peace: Iranian Women’s Movement and Peaceful Transformation and in her PhD she is exploring mechanisms of working across differences among Iranian women's rights activists in Iran and in the dispora. 


Feminist Peace

Postcolonial Feminism

Everyday peace 


Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)


Peace and Conflict Studies