Narges Bajoghli

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.

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