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Jennifer Heath

Independent Scholar, writer, editor, and curator

Jennifer Heath is an independent scholar, curator, award-winning activist, cultural journalist, and author/editor of fifteen books, including Book of the Disappeared: A Quest for Transnational Justice (forthcoming, University of Michigan Press – co-edited with Ashraf Zahedi); Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace (with Zahedi, University of Texas Press, 2014); Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women (with Zahedi, University of California Press, 2011); The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics (University of California Press, 2008), The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam (Paulist Press, 2004); and A House White With Sorrow: A Ballad for Afghanistan (1996).  She founded Seeds for Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Relief Organization Midwife Training and Infant Care Program. Among the touring exhibitions she has curated are Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource; The Map is Not the Territory: Parallel Paths-Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish; and The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces.

Areas of Interest: Women, gender, children, Afghanistan