Sheida Besozzi



BA Hons in Development Studies and Spanish from the University of Sussex and MA in Globalisation and Development (UPV/EHU). She is currently carrying out her doctoral thesis in the PhD Programme in Development Studies. Her thesis looks at the discourses and strategies of the Iranian diaspora in the advocacy work related to women’s rights in Iran, with a focus on the personal narratives from the diaspora.

Additionally, she coordinates the Online University-accredited MA in International Cooperation and Emancipatory Education, as well as the PhD Programme in Development Studies.



Diaspora, Iran, women’s rights advocacy, diaspora activism, feminism, postcolonialism, Development Studies