Dr. Elhum Haghighat

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 Selected Peer Reviewed Publications​



  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2017. Review of David Yaghoubian. Ethnicity, Identity & the Development of Nationalism in Iran. Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES), Middle East Studies Association of North America. 51(01): 139-142.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2015. Review of Maria Holt and Haifaa Jawad, Women, Islam, and Resistance in the Arab World. International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES). 47 (01): 193-194. DOI:10.1017/S0020743814001652.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2015. Review of Michele Penner Angrist, Politics & Society in the Contemporary Middle East. Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES). 49 (1): 62-64. DOI:10.1017/rms.2015.1


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2014. Review of Saba Soomekh, From the Shahs to Los Angeles, Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture.Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS). 10 (3): 136-9.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2014. “Iran’s Changing Gender Dynamics in Light of Demographic, Political, and Technological Transformations”. Middle East Critique, Special Issue: Dynamics of Gender in Iran. 23 (3): 313-332. DOI: 10.1080/19436149.2014.949936.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2014. "Establishing the Connection between Demographic and Economic Factors, and Gender Status in the Middle East: Debunking the Perception of Islam’s Undue Influence. Special Issue: Social Justice and Social Exclusion." International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 34 (7/8): 455-484.  


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2013. “Social Status and Change: The Question of Access to Resources and Women's Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa.”  Journal of International Women's Studies. 14(1): 273-299


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2012. “Debunking the Assumed Connection between Educational Attainment, Reduced Fertility & Mortality, Labor Force Inclusion & Political Participation for Women in the Middle East.” Middle East Critique. 21 (3): 309-332.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2012. “The Paradox between Women’s Educational Attainment and Social Mobility in the Middle East and North Africa.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS). 29 (3): 59-84.


  • Haghighat-Sordellini, Elhum. 2011. “Iran within a Regional Context: Socio-Demographic Transformations and Effects on Women’s Social Status.” In Gender in Contemporary Iran: Pushing the Boundaries, edited by Roksana Bahramitash & Eric Hooglund. (Pp.162-189).


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2010 (hard cover) and 2012 (in paperback and eBook). Women in the Middle East and North Africa, Change and Continuity. New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan.Listed under Palgrave Macmillan’s scholarly series in Political Science and International Relations,  and subcategory of “Middle East Today".


  • Haghighat-Sordellini, Elhum. 2009. “Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation: A Focus on Muslim Countries. International Review of Sociology – Revue Internationale de Sociologie. 19 (1): 103-125.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2005. “School Social Capital and Pupils’ Academic Performance.” International Studies in Sociology of Education. 15 (3):  213-235.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2005. “Neopatriarchy, Islam and Female Labour Force Participation: A Reconsideration.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 25 (10): 84-105.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2005. “A Comparative Analysis of Neopatriarchy and Female Labor Force Participation in Islamic Countries.” E Journal of Sociology. 1 (1): 1-26.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2003. “Quest for Solidarity, Resisting Patriarchy, and Seeking Connection: An Analysis of Persian Poetry Written by Women.” Identities: Journal of Politics, Gender and Culture. 2 (1): 97-120.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2002. “Culture, Development and Female Labor Force Participation: Disaggregating Different Sectors.” International Review of Sociology. 12 (3): 243-362.


  • Fry, Richard, B. Lindsay Lowell, & Elhum Haghighat. 1995. "The Impact of Employer Sanctions on Metropolitan Wage Rates."  Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 34 (3): 464-484.