2019 Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic. Stanford University Press (September 2019). Winner of Margaret Mead Award.
2020 "American Media on Iran: Hostage to a Worldview." Anthropology Now. Vol 11, Issue 3. Click here to access article.
2019 "The Researcher as a National Security Threat: Surveillance, Agency, and Entanglement in Iran and the United States" in Journal of Contemporary Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol 39, Issue 3. Click here to access article.
2017 Special Issue: “Battling Truths: The Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” co-editor with Amir Moosavi in Middle East Critique 26 (1).
2017 “The Outcasts: The Start of 'New Entertainment' in Pro-Regime Filmmaking in the Islamic Republic of Iran” in Middle East Critique 26 (1). Click here to access article.
2016 "Iran and the Arab Spring," with Arang Keshavarzian in The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance. David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas, eds. Westview Press.
2014 "Digital Technology as Surveillance: The Green Movement in Iran" in Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East, Linda Herrera, ed. Routledge Press.
2018 "Orkideh Behrouzan, Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran" Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 91, No. 1, p. 427–430,
2016 “Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in Iran” in International Journal of Middle East Studies 48(3).
2016 Review Essay: “Media in Iran: From the 1979 Revolution to the Green Movement” in Review of Middle East Studies (forthcoming).
Other Scholarly Publications
2016 "Towards and Archive of the Basij: Memories from Iran's Volunteer Militia," in Ajam Media Collective.
2015 "Iran's Unfair Nationality Laws," in Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), November 2015.
2014 "Debating the Iran-Iraq War on Film," in Summer 2014 issue of Middle East Research and Information Project 271. For access to the article for those not subscribed to MERIP, please click here.
2012a "Blisters and Sanctions" Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) with Shahriar Khateri in Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), November 2012.
2012b “Missed Opportunities: A Review of Arab Media.” The Revealer
2012c “Iranian Cyber-Struggles,” Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)
2012d “Engaging the Public: Shirley Lindenbaum and Anthropology Now,” Anthropology News
2012e “OWS, Anthropology, and New York City Student Engagement” with Natasha Raheja in Anthropology News
2011 “Painting a State of Suspension,” The Revealer
2005 “Returning to Iran: Challenges and Promises,” Published report for MIT-based Iran Studies’ Group
2019c "Trump's Iran Strategy Will Fail. Here's Why" in New York Times
2019b "The Hidden Sources of Iranian Strength" in Foreign Policy.
2019a "Iran's Other Generation Gap, 40 Years On." Foreign Affairs.
2018a "A London Television Station Has Convinced Iran the Shah was Great" in Foreign Policy.
2018b "Behind the Iran protests" in Jacobin.
2017a "IRGC Media Producers Open New Front Against Rouhani," in Al Monitor.
2017b "The Genesis of a New Iranian Nationalism" in Al Monitor.
2017c "The Last Iranian Americans" in Al Monitor.
2017d "Losing Faith in Rouhani, Iranian Women Ever Defiant" in Al Monitor
2017d "Syria Chemical Attack Unsettles Iran's Chemical Weapon's Survivors" in Al Monitor.
2016a "Tipsy in Tehran" in The New York Times Magazine.
2016b "Learning to Play by Ear in Iran," in The New York Times Magazine.
2016c "The IRGC's Plans to Win Hearts and Minds," in Al Monitor.
2016d "How Women, the Green Movement, and an app Shaped Iran's Election," in The Washington Post.
2016e "Women Win Big in Iran's Parliamentary Elections" in Al Monitor.
2015a "How Iran is Trying to Win Back the Youth" in The Guardian.
2015b "Iranian Vets Also Push for Nuclear Deal" in LobeLog.
2015c "Why Iran's Revolutionary Guard Supports the Deal" in LobeLog.
2014 "The Fight to be the Nation’s War Storyteller" in IranWire.
2013a Op-Ed "US-Iran Nuclear Deal Should Open Up Academic Exchanges As Well," in The Guardian.
2013b "In Iran, Green is Sometimes Safest," in IranWire, reprinted in Environment News Service and Earth Times.
2013c Guest on DemocracyNow! with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh: Obama and Rouhani Welcome New Talks, Offering Hope to Iranains Suffering Under U.S.-Led Sanctions
2013d Op-Ed: "President Rouhani's Overtures to the West are Genuine. Iran Voted for Change," The Guardian.
2013e "Iran's Chemical Weapons Survivors Show Twin Horrors of WMD and Sanctions" in The Guardian.
2013f "When I Ran Out of Birth Control in Iran" in The Huffington Post.
2012a "Argo and the Roots of U.S.-Iran Tensions" in Other Words; reprinted in The Providence Journal as: "Iran, Iraq, the West, and Chemical Arms" on January 3, 2013.
2012b "Principled Defiance" An interview with Shirin Neshat in Bespoke Magazine
2009 “Devouring Their Own: The Basij in the Islamic Republic,” Huffington Post
2007 “Space Tourist or Ambassador?” Hyphen Magazine: Asian America Unabridged, Spring 2007
2005b Peacereporter (Newspaper, Milan, Italy): Eight published articles in Italian on the politics and society of Iran