Iran Reframed: A Talk by Narges Bajoghli

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00 pm
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Narges Bajoghli, an assistant professor of Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University, is an award-winning anthropologist, filmmaker and writer. Her research explores intersections of media, power and military in the Middle East; specifically, she focuses on regime cultural producers in Iran based on ethnographic research with Basij, Ansar-e Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guard media producers. Stanford University Press recently published her book “Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.” Free.

Bajoghli has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and Jacobin, among other media outlets. She has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, DemocracyNow!, National Public Radio, BBC WorldService, BBC NewsHour and PBS NewsHour as well on radio across Latin America.

Bajoghli co-founded the nonprofit Iranian Alliances Across Borders, has worked with non governmental organizations in Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and has curated and organized art exhibitions and exchanges in the United States, Iran and Cuba for two decades.

This event is part of the Spotlight on U.S.-Iran Relations lecture series, presented by The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Sponsored by the Anthropology, Political Science and International Relations departments.

Humanities Building, Room 587
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies