Azam Khatam is a Research Affiliate at The City Institute, York University. She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in 2015. Dr. Khatam has previously worked as a urban planner and sociologist in Tehran in the 1990s and 2000s. Her publications include “Struggles over defining the moral city: Islam and urban public life in Iran,” in Herrera and Bayat (eds.) The Making of Muslim Youths: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North; “The Space Reloaded: Publics and Politics on Enqelab Street in Tehran,” in Sharp and Panetta (eds.) Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings, Beyond the Square.

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