Dr Nina Ansary is a bestselling author, historian, and leading authority on women's rights in Iran. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Board of Trustees at Barnard College and the Iranian-American Women’s Foundation, the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University and on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council.

Her book Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran received international attention and has garnered multiple awards – including the 2016 International Book Award in ‘Women’s Issues’. Marie Claire has profiled Dr Ansary as one of 14 privileged women to change the world and she has been honored as one of ‘The 21 Leaders of the 21st Century’ by Women’s ENews. Other recognitions include a feature in Angeleno Magazine's "Living Legacies of 2016" and selection as one of ‘Five Iranian Visionaries You Need to Know’ and ‘6 Women Who Build Bridges Not Walls” by The New York Times. She has appeared on Fox News, Larry King, The BBC and CBS Radio and been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The UK Daily Telegraph, among others.

Dr Ansary is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security and regularly presents her work at top universities, including Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, New York and and Harvard, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C., the UN Social Good Summit, and worldwide conferences in Dublin, Milan and London. She holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in History from Columbia University (USA).

Dr Ansary is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post and can be found on: Twitter (@drninaansary) | Instagram (@ninaansary) | Facebook (facebook.com/ninaansary).

 
Photo Credit: Photographer - Tomas Skaringa  /  Makeup/Hair - Agne Skaringa

Photo Credit: Photographer - Tomas Skaringa  /  Makeup/Hair - Agne Skaringa

 

 

Awards

 

International Book Award in "Women’s Issues"

Eric Hoffer Award for "Best Culture Book"

Eric Hoffer Award for "Best Book Cover"

Eric Hoffer Award for "Best Debut Author"

Indie Book Award for "Historical Nonfiction"

Indie Book Award for "Women’s Issues"

ForeWord INDIEFAB Award for "Women's Studies"

Best Book Award for "Women's Issues"