Johns Hopkins University
Narges Bajoghli is an assistant professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Bajoghli is an award-winning anthropologist, filmmaker, and writer. Her research focuses on the intersections of media, power, and military in Iran. Bajoghli is the author of Anxieties of Power: Sustaining the Revolution in Iran (forthcoming) and director of The Skin That Burns, a documentary film about survivors of chemical warfare in Iran.
For her second book project, Bajoghli is focusing on the use and effects of chemical bombs in the Iran-Iraq war. She is also working on a new film and academic project, America Held Hostage, which looks at the ways American media coverage of the Iran hostage crisis transformed U.S. news culture. Bajoghli held a postdoctoral position at Brown University from 2016-2018.
Bajoghli’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
The Iranian Revolution