Activist and Sociologist
Dr. Mehrdad Darvishpour is an Iranian-Swedish sociologist, senior lecturer, and associate professor at Mälardalens University in Sweden. At the beginning of the 1990s, he was one of the leaders of the national anti-racism union Stoppa Racism. Since the student movement in Iran in 1999, he has focused his activities more on human rights by founding the Solidarity Committee with Iranian People. In both the Green Movement in 2010 and the Movement of Woman, Life, Freedom, he organized the largest demonstration in Stockholm to support the Iranian people’s struggles for peace and freedom. He is a well-known figure of the Iranian republican movement. Since the 1990s, Darvishpour has published several books and academic articles on Iranian women, gender issues, ethnicity, discrimination, and integration.