Catherine Sameh

Associate Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women
Barnard College

Catherine Sameh is Associate Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and managing editor of The Scholar & Feminist Online. She is also in charge of transnational collaborations with peer centers globally. Catherine’s work at the Center draws on her expertise on transnational feminism developed in her dissertation, “Signatures, Networks, Rights: Iranian Feminism in the Transnational Sphere.” Her dissertation explores the role of transnational networks, cyberspace, and print technologies in coalescing new political cultures, and considers how Iranian feminists reframe the putative opposition between religious (Islam) and secular (rights) discourses.