Haleh Afshar, born 21 May 1944 in Tehran, Iran, is now a British professor and a life peer in the House of Lords. She is also a prominent Muslim feminist
completing a PhD degree from the New Hall, Cambridge. She worked as a journalist before and after her first degree.She is now a professor in politics and women’s studies at the University of York, England.
In March 2009, she was named as one of the twenty most successful Muslim women in the UK on the Muslim Women Power List 2009. The list was a collaboration between the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Emel Magazine and The Times, to celebrate the achievements of Muslim women in the UK
In April 2009, she was appointed an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
In 2011, she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Essex.