1-Homa-hoodfar -chapter-refusing the margin-2010

Deterritorialized  Youth, Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the middle east edited by Dawn Chatty, Berghahn Books New York Oxford


2-Women, Religion and the ‘Afghan Education Movement’ in Iran.2007 

HOMA HOODFAR, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2, 265–293, February 2007

In recent years, the treatment of Afghan women by the Taliban has only reinforced that assumption. However, it happens that certain social transformations have taken place in some Muslim societies, sometimes in unlikely corners, which deserve our close attention. There are lessons that we can draw from them regarding strategies for the further promotion of gender equity and women’s empowerment. This paper reviews the experience of Afghan refugee women whose exposure to different visions of Islam in the Islamic Republic of Iran led them to embrace a different vision of Islam and ‘Muslim-ness’.


3-A study of the functions of Afghan immigrant self-governing schools by Nader Musavi

After cooperating with several thesis and academic researches about Afghan immigrants in Iran, I found an interest in going to university and studying Sociology.

It was in 1999 when I was accepted to Tehran University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. I had even chosen the subject of my thesis at first arrival to university. I wanted it to be about Independent Schools. My goal was to scientifically and academically demonstrate the uses of these schools and to attract the attention of the academic body to them and the education of immigrant children. Since I was clearly familiar with the problems these educational centers face, I was able to present a more complete and in-depth research, and to gain the attention of prominent professors from Tehran University. After finishing the thesis in 2012, I sent a copy of it to all universities in Tehran so it will reach other professors and acquaint them more with these schools. I was hopeful this would help the voice of immigrant children, accompanied by scientific logic, to be heard more than before and that it will reach the ears of policy makers and positively impact how they decide.


 4-The Reasons of Establishment as Well as Consequences of Afghan Immigrants Self-Run1 Schools In Isfahan (Iran)

Ruhollah Safari MA in Iranology, Yazd University-Sayyed Murtaza Rezwani MA in Educational Administration, University of Isfahan-Hasan Ghanouni MA in international relations ,Islamic Azad University Shahreza Branch-Bahareh Azad High school teacher, Isfahan, ISSN 2239-978X Journal of Educational and Social Research Vol. 3 (2) May 2013

Abstract: The present study aims at finding the motives of establishment along with evaluating the consequences of Afghan immigrants’ self-run schools in city of Isfahan. As a practical research, this paper includes the principles of oral history studies. Moreover this paper employs observation, interview and questionnaire, as three main tools to collect data. The research population includes teachers, principals and also founders of self-run schools for Afghan immigrants in Isfahan. Totally 37 participants, 24 filled the questionnaire out and 13 took part in interviews. Two questionnaires have been designed by researchers for teachers and principals of self-run schools whose data is used in this research. Questions of interview and questioner mainly focus on participants’ experiences during 2005-2012 in city of Isfahan. Providing an integrative identity and self-confidence, Afghan community’s sensitivity about their children’s continuing education, providing job opportunities for Afghan women and also their presence in society are regarded as the consequences of such schools.



5-The barriers to social Integration of Afghan refugees In Iran

By Arash Nasr Esfahani Under supervision of Hassan Hosseini, Advisors: Taghi Azad Armaki, Saied Modifier A thesis submitted to the graduate studies office in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of PhD in Sociology Tehran University January, 2016

It is nearly four decades since the beginning of mass immigrations of Afghan refugees to Iran. All these years this approximately 3 millions population has been considered as temporary guests who must some day return home. As a result of Iran polices and regulations, Afghan refugees and immigrants are today second order citizens with limited access to rights and benefits compared to Iranian nationals. This study investigates the main obstacles facing the social integration of afghan refugees in Iran.


6-The book «In Brother’s House; Afghan Refugees in Iran» by Mr. Arash Nasr Esfahani Written in 2018  


7-Mr. Rasoul Sadeghi’s doctoral dissertation is entitled: Socio-demographic Adaptation of Afghan Second-generation in Iran- in 2012


8-The doctoral dissertation of Mr. Arash Nasr Esfahani as: The barriers to social Integration of Afghan-refugees In Iran- January, 2016


9-Ms. Fereshteh Rajabi’s master’s thesis as:

Study of the role of migration in the evolution of gender roles In the experience of Afghan women living in Tehran- 2012


10-Mr. Hamed Nazari’s master’s thesis as: 

The qualitative study of social and educational situation of Afghan adolescents in Tehran- 2012


11-Mr. Ruhollah Safari master’s thesis as: Oral History of Afghan Immigrant in Isfahan (On the grounding of Educational functions)