Dr. Elhum Haghighat

​​​​​​​Selected Peer Reviewed Publications​


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2018. Demography and Democracy: Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).



  • 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. 



REPORTS & MANUSCRIPTS (refereed & non refereed):


  • Haghighat, Elhum (with S. Freedberg & B. Banoum). 2005. The Role of Women in World Peace and the Role of Men and Boys in Gender Equity. Women’s Studies Review. Special Edition. Pp. 1-131.


  • Haghighat, Elhum (in Persian & English) —“در صلح جامعه نقش زن, Nagh-shea Zan Dar Sol-hea Jaa-me-eh, (The Role of Women in World Peace). 2005.” Talk was given by Shirin Ebadi in Persian (2003 Nobel Peace Laureate) at Lehman College. I transcribed her presentation and transliterated it into English. Published in The Role of Women in World Peace and the Role of Men and Boys in Gender Equity. Women’s Studies Review. Special Edition. Pp.40-57.


  • Haghighat, Elhum (with S. Freedberg & B. Banoum). 2005. “Introduction: Promoting Gender Equity and World Peace,” in The Role of Women in World Peace and the Role of Men and Boys in Gender Equity. Women’s Studies Review. Special Edition. Pp. 16-23.


  • Haghighat, Elhum. 2004. “Socio-Political and Cultural Significance of Poetry Written by Iranian Women.” Women’s Studies Review. Spring. Pp. 11-14.


  •  Carnevale, Anthony P., Elhum Haghighat, & Ernest W. Kimmel. 1999. How do we Choose? Race, Ethnicity and Social Class in College Admission. Manuscript/book prepared as an ETS outreach publication. Pp. 1-358.


  •  Carnevale, Anthony, Richard Fry, Elhum Haghighat and Ernest Kimmel. 1999. “Tests on Trial: Assessment and its Role in the Future of American Education.” Educational Testing Service. April. Pp. 1-50.

 

  • Carnevale, Anthony P., & Elhum Haghighat. 1998. “Selecting the Strivers: A Report on the Preliminary Results of the ‘Educational Strivers’ Study.” In Hopwood, Bakke, and Beyond: Diversity on Our Nation’s Campuses (ed.) by Daren Bakst. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Annual Publications. Washington, D.C. Pp. 122-128.

 

  • Carnevale, Anthony P., Richard Fry, Elhum Haghighat, & Ernest W. Kimmel. 1998. “Role of Tests in College Admissions: Evaluating Skills for Higher Education.” In Achieving Inclusion in Higher Education, Selected Readings. Conference proceedings, Educational Testing Service Board of Trustees. June. Pp. 1-9.

 

  • Carnevale, Anthony P., Richard Fry, Elhum Haghighat, & Ernest W. Kimmel. 1998. “Selecting the Strivers: A Report on the Preliminary Results of ETS’ ‘Educational Strivers’ Study.” In Achieving Inclusion in Higher Education, Selected Readings. Conference proceedings, Educational Testing Service Board of Trustees. June. Pp. 1-11.

 

  • Carnevale, Anthony P., Richard A. Fry, Elhum Haghighat, and Ernest W. Kimmel. 1997. “Test Scores as Predictors of Academic and Career Performance.”   Harvard Civil Rights Project. Pp.1-27.


  •  Finsterbusch, Kurt, Elhum Haghighat, & Warren Van Wicklin. 1993. "An Empirical Analysis of Factors Contributing to Project Performance and Capacity Building in Rural Water Supply Projects.". Report for the Water and Sanitation Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department, World Bank Report. June.

 

  • Finsterbusch, Kurt, Elhum Haghighat, & Warren Van Wicklin. 1993. "A Preliminary Analysis of the Role of Participation in the Effectiveness of Water Systems Projects Based on 52 Projects." Report for the Water and Sanitation Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department, World Bank Report. March.

 

  • Finsterbusch, Kurt, Elhum Haghighat, & Warren Van Wicklin. 1992. "The Role of Participation and Other Factors on the Effectiveness of Water Systems Projects." Report for the Water and Sanitation Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department, World Bank. August.