Farnaz Seifi is an independent essayist and consultant who has worked at the juncture of gender and media with several international organizations and stakeholders in Iran, Europe, and the United States. She was a journalist and staff writer for Germany's public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle for seven years. Her areas of interest include international women’s movement and community initiatives, gender politics in the Middle East, modern comparative literature, and local media performances. She holds two B.A. degrees in Sociology and English and M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies. Farnaz has a proud background in feminist grassroots movement and was a founding member of Iran’s renowned Change for Equality Campaign (2006 – 2008). 

B.A. in sociology, Tehran University
B.A. in English, Azad University
M.A. in journalism and media studies, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences & Vrije University of Amsterdam

Countries of expertise

Issues of expertise
Modern Arabic and Persian literature, gender politics in the MENA region, women’s community-based initiatives, local journalism and media performances. 

English, Farsi


Contact Information

Please contact MEI’s media relations manager, Rachel Dooley, at rdooley@mei.edu or 202-785-1141 ext. 241 for assistance contacting this expert.