Nahid Siamdoust is an Assistant Professor in Middle East and Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is also a member of the Provost’s Cluster in Global Media Flows and (Dis)Information. She is the author of “Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran” (2017). Previously she was a Middle East based journalist for Der Spiegel, TIME Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and Al Jazeera English TV.
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Women across the country gathered on the streets and fed their headscarves to bonfires. In dramatic public acts, they climbed cars and cut their hair. “Iranians will die,” they chanted, “but they won’t suffer humiliation.”