Homa Maddah

Research themes
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Global development and trade
  • Human Rights
Research countries
  • Iran

June 2009 University of Tehran, M.A. Anthropology


April 2005 Alzahra University, B.S. Industrial Engineering (Minor: Planning and System Analysis)

Thesis title

Women Household Heads in Iran: A Discourse Analysis

Thesis abstract

This PhD-project aims to study the development assistance discourse on empowerment of women household heads (WHHs) and its multilateral stream through national level and policy making, community and program level and finally among individuals, in Iran. It will examine the current policies and practices among the main actors and also the history of emergence and development of the discourse in the past two decades. This project seeks to link the process of production of a discourse and its relevant knowledge to the broader context of the relationship between aid, assistance and gender politics in Iran.

Doctoral research funded by


Supervisors of
doctoral work

Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Katja Mielke

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Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change