Homa Sarshar is an Iranian author, activist, feminist and journalist. She was a columnist for Zan-e-Ruz magazine and Kayhan daily newspaper between 1964 and 1978. She moved to United States and settled in Los Angeles one year before the Iranian Revolution in 1978.
Sarshar was born in Shiraz in 1946 to a Jewish family, and raised in Tehran where she studied French literature at Tehran University. Later she obtained a MA in Journalism from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. (HC) in Journalism from College of Letters and Science at the American World University (LA). Since 1993 Sarshar has been a trusted adviser for Human Rights Watch.