Author profile: Alison Assiter

Alison Assiter is Professor of Feminist Theory at UWE, Bristol, the author of a number of books and articles, including Kierkegaard, Eve and Metaphors of Birth, and a member of the editorial collective of Feminist Dissent.

Opinion – Iranian Soft Power in a Post Soleimani Era

Alison Assiter • Jan 20 2020 • Articles
The anti-regime protests may begin to undermine the spread of Iranian soft power and also lead to political and social change for the Iranian people.

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Alison Assiter • Jul 18 2019 • Articles
The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

The Far Right in the US and the Religious Right in Iran

Alison Assiter • Feb 7 2017 • Articles
In the age of Trump and a rising tide of intolerance globally, a universalist outlook that critiques all forms of repression is an important theoretical perspective to adopt.

Crime against Humanity?

Alison Assiter • Dec 11 2016 • Articles
Ayatollah Montazeri's critique of executions in the 1980's is an admittance of crimes against humanity. Recognising them as such could raise awareness of other crimes.

The People’s Mojahedin of Iran: Facing Death for Their Cause

Alison Assiter • Nov 19 2013 • Articles
Whatever one's attitude towards the politics of The People’s Mojahedin of Iran, it is beyond doubt that they have worked tirelessly for over forty years for democracy in Iran.

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