Iran Podcast Interview with Negar Mortazavi

“A Musician Revered By Iranians” – Op-Ed on Mohammad Reza Shajarian in The New York Times

BBC Persian Interview on Music of Iran-Iraq War

My interview with Yale University’s The MacMillan Report


Our Exciting Line-Up for the Fall 2018 Semester at Yale’s Program in Iranian Studies

ISLAM & MUSIC: THE CASE OF IRAN at the Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, 14 June 2018

How did the newly established Islamic Republic regulate music following the 1979 revolution, and what have been the effects of […]

New York Times Op-Ed: Why Iranian Women Are Taking Off Their Head Scarves

On Dec. 27, Vida Movahed stood bareheaded on a utility box on one of Tehran’s busiest thoroughfares, waving her white […]

Popular Music & Society in Iran: New Directions

Conference at Yale University’s Iranian Studies Program, January 26-27, 2018 A two-day symposium that highlights the social and political significance […]

10 Songs that Define Modern Iran…/10-songs-that-define-modern-iran What 10 songs define modern Iran? I know many of you are interested in the music that I write […]

Soundtrack of the Revolution on NPR Thurs, May 18th 9:50am

Please tune in to hear my interview with BBC World’s Razia Iqbal on NPR NY time 9:50am, one day ahead […]