Beyond the Books - Series 2: Episode 5 - Bahar Fayeghi
From Emma Aviet
Beyond the Books is a podcast from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at research and the people who make it happen. In our fifth episode of this series, host Emma Aviet talks to Bahar Fayeghi, a second-year PhD student in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Together they discuss the amazing work Bahar has done as an intern with the United Nations, acting as both a Humanitarian Affairs Intern with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and a Protection Intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They also discuss Bahar's current research on Afghan women refugees in Iran and how they help their families survive and thrive, despite enormous difficulties. Every day these women find ways to resist the complex power systems working against them and improve their economic situation and mental state. Listen to hear how they continue to empower themselves and future generations!