Publications

Book Series Co-Editor
Sex, Marriage and Culture in the Middle East. Co-Editor with Janet Afary. Bloomsbury.

Special Issues, Edited
Iranian Minority Literary Women. In International Journal of Persian Literature. Co-Editor with Nasrin Rahimieh, 2019.

Literary Diasporas of Iran. In Iran-Namag: A Bilingual Quarterly of Iranian Studies. Co-Editor with Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, 2021.

Monograph(s)
512+uoiIObLTemporary Marriage in Iran: Gender and Body Politics in Modern Persian Literature and Film. Global Middle East Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2020.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/temporary-marriage-in-iran/D47F5D068553F7145E7547C38819A1CA

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Subjectivity in ʿAttar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism. Purdue University Press, Comparative Culture Studies Series, 2017.

http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/subjectivity-%CA%BFatt%C4%81r-persian-sufism-and-european-mysticism

Fardiyat dar ‘Attar (Subjectivity in ʿAttar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism). translated by Arash Khoshsafa. London: Mehri Publication, 2020. 139001876_1144275366032311_6946165704185901148_n

https://en.mehripublication.com/product-page/%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%B5%D9%88%D9%81-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D9%88-%D8%B9%D8%B1%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%BE%D8%A7%DB%8C%DB%8C?fbclid=IwAR1o4QPGtHetLwdmfsnbPlYS9jO3VIHHOFLf9JcCySf8DAUSrXR-hmgdsPo

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Racial Profiling of Armenian Iranians in the U.S.: Omid Fallahazad’s ‘Citizen Vartgez’.” Iran-Namag: A Bilingual Quarterly of Iranian Studies. Literary Diasporas of Iran Special Issue 6. 2 (forthcoming July 2021).

“Introduction.” Coauthored with Asghar Seyed-Gohrab. Iran-Namag: A Bilingual Quarterly of Iranian Studies. Literary Diasporas of Iran Special Issue 6. 2 (forthcoming July 2021).

“Over 40 Years of Resisting the Compulsory Veiling: Relating Literary Narratives to Text-Based Protests to Cyberactivism.” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 17. 2 (July 2021): 220-239.

“Zulaikha’s Displaced Desire in Jami’s ‘Yusuf va Zulaikha’,” Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies 4.2 (Nov. 2019): 62-77.

“The Fluidity of Iranian-Armenian Identity in Zoya Pirzad’s Things We Left Unsaid.” International Journal of Persian Literature. Iranian Minority Women Special Issue 4. 1 (November 2019): 103-120.

“Introduction.” Coauthored with Nasrin Rahimieh. International Journal of Persian Literature. Iranian Minority Women Special Issue 4. 1 (November 2019): 3-7.

“Breaking the Silences about Non-hetero Female Sexuality via Blogging in Iran: ‘The ‘not-woman, not-man’ in Saghi Ghahraman’s Poetry.” Journal of Homosexuality. (September 2019)
https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2019.1661730

“Selseleh marateb-e mardanegi va mardan-e hamjensgara dar Iran.” (The Hierarchy of Masculinities and Male Homosexuality in Iran). Journal of Freedom of Thought-Iran 7. 1 (August 2019): 193-219. (in Persian)

“Pirzad’s Diasporic Transnational Subjects in ‘A Day Before Easter’.” International Journal of Persian Literature, Issue 3 (2018): 110-132.

“Mapping Out Socio-Cultural Decadence on the Female Body: Sadeq Chubak’s Gowhar in Sange-e Sabur.” Frontier: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Mapping Gendered Violence Special Issue 39. 2 (2018): 206-232.

“The Abject Outsider: “The Story of Two Gay Men.” Journal of Iran Namag, Iranian Men and Masculinities Special Issue 3. 1 (spring 2018): 164-188.

Socially Peripheral, Symbolically Central: Sima in Behrouz Afkhami’s Showkaran. A special Issue of Iranian Cinema in Journal of Asian Cinema 27.2 (Fall 2016): 151-163.

Yusuf’s “Queer” Beauty in Persian Cultural Productions. The Comparatist 40. 1 (October 2016): 245-266.

Sexual Trauma and Spiritual Experience: Rabi’a al-‘A’dawiyya and Margery Kempe. Persian Literary Studies Journal 3. 4 (2014): 73-92. http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir/?_action=articleInfo&article=2907

Subjectivity in ‘Attar’s Shaykh San’an Story in Conference of the Birds. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16/1 (March 2014): 1-9 (single-spaced). <http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1481-4374.2425>             

Hamzisti dar Asar-e ‘Attar (Co-existence in ‘Attar’s Works). Rahavard Persian/English Journal of Iranian Studies 105: (January 2014): 142-152. (in Persian) http://www.rahavard.com/Index.cfm

Against the Current: Farid al-Din ‘Attar’s Diverse Voices. Persian Literary Studies Journal 1. 1 (autumn 2012): 87-109. http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir/article_604_148.html 
*Awarded The Jafar and Shokoh Farzaneh Paper Prize in Persian Literature and Culture, South Central Modern Language Association

Book Chapters
Shifting Sexual Ideology and Women’s Responses: Iran Between 1850-2010. Homa Hoodfar and Anissa Lucas-Helie, eds. Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance, Zed Books, 2012, pp. 52-80.

Translation
“Neveshtehay-e Gheir-e Dastani-e Khalagh.” A Persian translation of Rita Berman’s “Creative Nonfiction Writing.” Avalin Ketab-e Neveshtan, 2002.

Book Reviews
Review of The Persian Whitman by Behnam Fomeshi. Amerikastudien / American Studies Journal 65. 2 (2020): 247-8.

Review of The Poetics and Politics of The Veil in Iran: An Archival and Photographic Adventure by Azadeh Fatehrad, Journal of Iranian Studies 53. 5/6 (2020): 1029-1032.

Review of Moments of Silence: Authenticity in the Cultural Expressions of the Iran-Iraq War by Ata Khakpour, Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, and Shouleh Vatanabadi. Review of Middle East Studies 51. 2 (2017): 298-300.

Review of Nasrin Rahimieh. Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity, N.Y.: Routledge, 2016. 155 pp. Society for Contemporary Thought and Islamicate Thought (2016).
http://sctiw.org/sctiwreviewarchives/archives/881#sthash.l3SNeqXu.g6qs0kUm.dpbs

Review of Roksana Bahramitash. Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran: Microenterprise and Informal Sectors, Palgrave McMillan Publishers, 2013. 236 pp. Review of Middle East Studies (2015).

Review of Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad et al. Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today, Oxford, N.Y.: Oxford University Press. 2011. 192 pp. Review of Middle East Studies (2012).

Review of Tara Willimas. Inventing Womanhood: Gender and Language in Later Middle English Writing, Ohio: Ohio State University Press. 2011. 288 pp. Comitatus: Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2012).

Review of Arzoo Osanloo. The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 2009. 280 pp. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012).

Review of Margot Badran. Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences, Oxford: OneWorld Publications. 2009. 368 pp. International Journal of Middle East Studies (2011).

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