Elham Gheytanchi

Elham Gheytanchi


Elham Gheytanchi is a sociologist at Santa Monica College. Born in Iran, she immigrated to the US in 1989. She writes about Iranian culture, politics, and media. Her research expertise is primarily in women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

Specialty Areas

  • Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Women's movements in post-revolutionary Iran

  • Socio-political analysis of contemporary Iran

Teaching Philosophy/Equity Statement

Every student has special needs and goals according to their socio-economic background, gender, race, and sexual orientation. My teaching philosophy is based on honoring these differences to ensure that each and every student is able to achieve their educational goals according to their full potential.