Narges Bajoghli, PhD is an award-winning anthropologist, filmmaker, and writer. Narges’ academic research focuses on the intersections of media, power, and military in Iran. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute at Brown University, and an Affiliated Fellow at Brown University’s Humanitarian Innovation Initiative. In Fall 2018, she will begin a new position as the assistant professor of Middle East studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Narges received her PhD in sociocultural anthropology from New York University, where her dissertation was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences. She was also trained as a documentary filmmaker in NYU’s Culture and Media Program. Her research focuses on pro-regime cultural producers in Iran, and is based on ethnographic research with Basij, Ansar-e Hezbollah, and Revolutionary Guard media producers in Iran. The resulting book is entitled Anxieties of Power: Sustaining the Revolution in Iran (forthcoming).

This video was produced and edited by Adriana Stephan and Emily Carroll.