Sole Authored Scholarly Books
2016 Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel of Iran, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
2016 Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel of Iran, Audible Books Edition. Narrated by Author.
2006 Warring Souls: Media, Martyrdom and Youth in post-Revolution Iran,Durham: Duke University Press.
Sole-Authored Scholarly Articles
2018 Hijacking the Elevator, Cultural Anthropology, hotspots
2018 The Knot in the Wood: The Call to Multimodal AnthropologyAmerican Anthropologist, June 5, 2018
2014 “Pictura Poesis: The interplay of Poetry, Image and Ethnography in
Forough Farrokhzad’s “The House is Black” Off ScreenVolume 18, Issue 9
2014 “Keeping it Reel: ‘Reality’s’ Role in the Production and Reception of
Independent Iranian Cinema,” Film InternationalVolume 12 no. 3
2013 “Facing the Future: The Artistic and Diasporic Afterlife of the Iran-Iraq War.”
Anthropology of the Middle East, 8:1
2013 “On The Whole World Blind,” Public Books, April 2013
2011 “Iran’s French Revolution: Religion, Philosophy, and Crowds” The ANNALS of the
American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 637 Issue 1 pp. 53 – 63.
2008 “Iran’s Pieta: Motherhood, Sacrifice and Film in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq War” Feminist Review, 88:1-13.
2000 “Iran Gardi” Public Culture11(3):557-563.
1998 “Mercury Rising: Tajik Refugees in Kyrgyzstan”Silk Road, Journal of Central
Sole-authored Scholarly Book Chapters
2014 “A Grave State: Rakshan Bani-Etemad’s Mainline” in Iranian Cinema in a
Global Context: Politics, Policy, Form; Edited by Peter Decherney and Blake Attwood, Routledge Press
2002 “A Ghost in the Machine: The Cinema of the Iranian Sacred Defense” The New Iranian Cinema: Politics, Representation and Identity, edited by Richard Tapper, p154-166, London: IB Tauris.
Sole-authored Scholarly Essays in non-Academic Venues
2018 “Nicht hier und nicht dort” Le Monde Diplomatique
2018 “Trump and the Protesters: From Iran to Orange County,”Counterpunchhttps://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/08/trump-and-the-protesters-from-iran-to-orange-county/
2017 “Bin Ich Eine Immigrantin?” Le Monde Diplomatique
2017 “Am I an Immigrant” London Review of Books Blog
2017 “The Truths Fiction Tells: What literary invention can reveal about the reality of the Iranian Revolution.” Stanford University Press Blog
2016 “Shock and fear, or hope for change? Three views on what a Trump presidency means
for Muslim Americans, Middle Eastern Americans and in the Middle East”
Detroit Free Press
2016 “Persia is My Heart” Academic Books Combined
2015 “Fictive Truths” Aeon Magazine of Ideas and Culture
2014 “Ethnographic Fiction: The Space Between” Savage Minds, Anthropology blog.
2008 “Miniskirt Democracy: Muslim Women’s Memoirs” A review of Soft Weapons:
Autobiography in Transitby Gillian Whitlock and Prisoner of Tehran, Marina Nemat London Review of Books, July 31, 2008
2008 “Seeking Martyrdom: Dying for an ideal” in Tehran Transit, edited by Maziar Bahari and Malu Halasa. Trolley Books; Garnet and Salis Verlag Publishers for the German language edition, London, 2008.
2007 “Diary: A Visit to the Martyr Museum,”London Review of Books,March 8,
2005 “Pulling Focus on Kiarostami’s Iran,” Eastern Art Report5(2):19-24.
Scholarly Review Essays and Encyclopedia Entries
2017 Review, Mohammad Malas, The Dream: The Diary of a Film (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2016) Anthropology of the Middle East12:1
2003 Entries: Yusuf Shahin, Nagib Mahfouz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Makhmalbaf family, Tahimeh Milani, Persian script, Shiism, Rakhsahan Bani Etemad, Ali Khameini, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Second Edition, Macmillan Reference.
2002 “Picturing Change: Mohsen Makmalbaf’s Kandehar” American Anthropologist 104:931-934.
Ethnographic Films And Sound
2017 Salton SublimeVideo and Sound, commissioned by the Ohrenhoch Gallery, Berlin,
2016 “Fuzul,” an Ethnograghic sound story in Zoya Sardashti’s curated, “collection of singular,
interdependent stories” Magic of Persia Contemporary Art PrizeThe Future of
Iranian Theatrecontributed at http://mopcap.com/en/curate-archive/
2011 The Whole World Blind,30-minute looped sound installation on the power of war
images. 2013 Permanent home at Public Booksat publicbooks.org, a project of Public Culture Journal
2009 Plastic Flowers Never Die, 35 minutes, Filmed in Iran, Produced in the U.S.A. Writer, producer, director, cinematographer and editor. Experimental ethnographic film on the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources(DER) 2009, Available on Kanopyand Alexander Street Press
Ethnographic Short Stories
2007 “Mashti,” Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly, Vol. 32, 2, p 202-209,
Winner Short Story Award for Fiction, 2007.
2006 “The Witness,” in Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing By Women Of The Iranian Diaspora, edited by Persis Karim,216-219, Fayetteville: University
of Arkansas Press.
2000 “The Caravan” Front page, Vol 13:1, New York Press.
1999 “The Pelican” A World Between: Fiction, Poetry and Essays by Iranian- Americans, Edited by Persis Karim, 214-227, New York: George Braziller.
1999 “Refugee” American Magazine,Washington, D.C.: American University Press, 50:3, 1999.