Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an Iranian Anthropologist who lives in London. She works as a freelance researcher and consultant on gender and development issues and has done extensive fieldwork in rural and urban Iran as well as urban Morocco. Since the 1979 Revolution in Iran , she has done research in Teheran family courts and has followed developments in family law debates about gender issues in the Islamic Republic. Her first book, Marriage on Trail;A Study of Family Law in Iran and Morrocco (l.B.Tauris,1993) inspired Kim Longinotto to collaborate with her on the film _Divorce Iranian Style _. Mir-Hosseini is also the author of Feminism and the Islamic Republic: Dialogues with the Ulema (Princeton,1999) and Islam and Gender, the Religious Debate in Contemporary Islam. Dr Hosseini is currently teaching in the Hauser Global School Law Program at New York University.