Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar(1944-), Professor of Politics; Life Peer in the House of Lords
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Iranian-born Haleh Afshar is British Emeritus Professor of Politics and Women's Studies at the University of York, she serves as a cross bench peer in the House of Lords and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is a prominent Muslim feminist who characterises herself as a Socialist and a Shia muslim. She was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2005 Birthday Honours.