Current Research: Graffiti Crews in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
Past Research (specific to Middle East): women’s mobility; women’s Islamic education; gender
General Interests: notions of slow work; apprenticeship as education; oral history; storytelling; labor migration
B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University; Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Middle East & North African Studies & Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2013-2015.
Reading as Practice: The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran and Clair de Lune, Anthropology and Education Quarterly (March 2019)
Towards the Ideal Revolutionary Shi'i Woman: The Howzevi (Seminarian), the Requisites of Marriage and Islamic Education in Iran, Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 13(2015)
The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran: Constituting and Reconstituting Paths. Dissertation Abstract, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 11(2). July 2015.
Contextualizing Exclusion: Lessons from Kambis, Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art, World. September 16, 2015.
Buses in South and North Tehran: Education and Schooling, Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art, World. August 12, 2015.
Measuring Up: Where Has the ‘I’ Gone in My Writing?, Anthropology News. October 2014.
Islamic Education and the Howzevi (Seminarian) Women of Pirouzi-Tehran, Anthropology News. June 2013.
On the Edge of Protest in Tehran: Discontinuing, Shifting Boundaries, Anthropology News. January 2013.
Down on Vali Asr: Encounters with Tehran's Street Children, PBS Frontline Tehran Bureau. May 2012.