born in Iran, went into exile in 1983 to France. Since then the sociologist and women’s rights advocate has published numerous books on the totalitarian excesses of Islam, among them »Femmes sous le voile: Face à la loi islamique« (2005; tr. »Women under the veil. Confronting Islamic law). She writes in Persian and French, and wrote »Chemins et brouillard« (tr. Paths and Fog) in 2005, among others. Her most recent work »Demande au mirror« (tr. Ask the mirror) was published in 2015.