Zahra Aghajani

I’m a human being, a Middle Eastern, an Iranian millennial, a woman, and a social science researcher, who has important stories to tell, like thousands of people have. As the co-founder of AVA, a social research network (, I decided to create a community as a bridge between academia and life knowledge. We also participate in the “Iran Ambassador at W.W.N.A. Network (Why the Worlds Needs Anthropologists)” program. My research interests are women issues, methodology and psychoanalysis.


  • Gender Insecurity at Iranian University: Role of the University in Reducing or Increasing the Gender Insecurity in Women (in cooperation with the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology) (2019)
  • Distorted Picture of Social Reality in Inductive Positivism of Grounded Theory. In Iranian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring 2018)
  • The Process of Constructing the Female Self in Family: Rethinking About Sacricity of Family and Indecency of Divorce (Case study of Women from University of Tehran). In Quarterly Journal of Social Development, Vol. 11, Issue 3 (May 2017)