Nahid Siamdoust is a Post-doctoral Associate and Lecturer at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies as of Fall 2017. Prior to that she taught at New York University’s Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and was a research scholar at NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. After she obtained her doctorate in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, she taught at Oxford as an Associate of the Sub-Faculty of Near and Middle East Studies.
Her first book, Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran, was published by Stanford University Press in 2017.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Barnard College, and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Before returning to academia and concurrently with her studies, Nahid worked as a full-time Iran and Middle East based journalist for Der Spiegel, TIME Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and Al Jazeera English TV.
Her academic research focuses on the intersection between politics, culture and media (music included) in Iran and the wider Middle East.
She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.