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About Mahnaz Kousha - Retired

Professor Kousha joined the Macalester sociology department in 1991. She is a sociologist specializing in the intersection of gender, race, class and nationality who has researched the changing status and image of women in Iran and the Middle East. Kousha is the author of Nothing Can Stop This Tide: Iranian Women Speak and Voices from Iran: The Changing Lives of Iranian Women. She has also published articles on life satisfaction and happiness among Iranians.
Kousha has researched labor relations between African American household workers and their white female employers during the first half of the 20th century. She has served on the board of directors of Critique: Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East.
EDUCATION: BA Iran-Tehran;MS and PhD University of Kentucky.
Kousha has been teaching at Macalester since 1991.


Present Professor of Sociology, Macalester College


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  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • Interpretive Social Research
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Images of Asians and Asian Americans

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