Selected Publications and Media Appearances
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.
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
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