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

Edited/Co-edited Book(s)
Sex and Marriage in the Medieval Islamicate World: Women, Family and Love. Co-
Edited with Aisha Musa. I. B. Tauris, 2019.

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



Temporary Marriage in Iran: Gender and Body Politics in Modern Persian Literature and Film. Global Middle East Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming 2020).

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

Review of Yaghoobi, Claudia. Subjectivity in ʿAttar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2017. x+202 pp. ISBN: 1557537836.
Iranian Studies Journal Volume 51, Issue 2, 2018, pages 317-320, by Mahdi Tourage, Associate Professor of Islamic Religious Thought, Sufism, Gender and Sexuality, King’s University College, Canada

Review of Yaghoobi, Claudia. Subjectivity in ʿAttar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2017. x+202 pp. ISBN: 1557537836.
Article 3, Volume 5, Issue 7.8, Summer and Autumn 2016, Pages 1-5 By Bahi Hadaegh, Assistant professor English Literature, Shiraz University, Iran

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
“The Fluidity of Iranian-Armenian Identity in Zoya Pirzad’s Things Left Unsaid.” International Journal of Persian Literature. Iranian Minority Women Special Issue 4 (2019). (forthcoming June 2019)

“Zulaikha’s Displaced Desire in Jami’s ‘Yusuf va Zulaikha’,” Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Special Issue: “Sex and Marriage in the Medieval Islamic World: Women, Family and Love,” Claudia Yaghoobi and Aisha Musa, eds. (forthcoming May or November 2019).

“Zulaikha’s Displaced Desire in Jami’s ‘Yusuf va Zulaikha’,” in Claudia Yaghoobi and Aisha Musa, eds., Sex and Marriage in the Medieval Islamic World: Women, Family and Love, London: I. B. Tauris (forthcoming 2019-2020).

“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 (in Persian, March 2019).

“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.

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). <>             

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)

Against the Current: Farid al-Din ‘Attar’s Diverse Voices. Persian Literary Studies Journal 1. 1 (autumn 2012): 87-109. 
*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.

“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 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).

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).