Tahereh Rahimi is a Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her area of research includes Journalism in Iran, cultural and critical studies, and the interplay of media and social movements. She has earned two Master’s Degrees: a Media Theory and Research M.A. from SIU University and a Cultural Studies and Media M.A. from University of Tehran. She received her B.A. degree in Journalism from Allameh University in Tehran. Before coming to the U.S., she worked for 14 years as a journalist for various media outlets in Iran.