Minoo Moallem is a Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She is the author of Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005 and the co-editor (with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon) of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State, Duke University Press, 1999. Professor Moallem has also ventured in digital media. Her digital project, “Nation- on-the Move”(design by Eric Loyer) was published in Vectors. Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular (Special issue on Difference, Fall 2007). She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, “Nation as Transnational Commodity: The Mobile World of the Persian Carpet”. Trained as a sociologist, she writes on transnational and postcolonial feminist studies, consumer cultures, visual cultures of religion, Middle Eastern Cultural Studies, and Iranian cultural politics and diasporas.