Narges Bajoghli


Men ride a motorbike past a hazard sign at a site hit by an airstrike in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. The hazard sign reads, "Danger, unexploded ammunition."  (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah)

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Syria chemical attack unsettles Iran's chemical weapons survivors

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Narges Bajoghli, Contributor

The use of chemical weapons in Syria has led members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a fighting force that remembers the horror and uncertainty of the Iran-Iraq War, to be both angry and cautious about blame.

Iranian academics hit hard by Trump's travel ban

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Narges Bajoghli, Contributor

Beyond impacting travelers and their families around the world, the US president's move to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the United States has crushed academics at home and abroad.

Why are young Iranian couples having trouble getting pregnant?

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 | Narges Bajoghli, Contributor

Faced with dropping birth rates and rising infertility, the Iranian government is moving to boost funding for infertility treatments.

How nuclear deal has cooled Iran-US cyberwar

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 | Narges Bajoghli, Contributor

Once-threatening cyberattacks between the United States and Iran appear to have slowed since the countries reached a nuclear pact.

The IRGC's plan to win hearts and minds

Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016 | Narges Bajoghli, Contributor

Pro-regime culture portrays Qasem Soleimani as a brave, strong and mysterious commander as a key component in the campaign to recuperate trust in the IRGC among Iranians and to portray it as a formidable force in the region.

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Dr. Narges Bajoghli is a socio-cultural anthropologist. She is a postdoctoral research associate in international and public affairs at the Watson Institute at Brown University. Her focus is on Iran, media, war and revolution. Her research has been supported by national grants from the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation (awarded/declined), The Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the American Institute of Iranian Studies. She has directed a documentary film, "The Skin That Burns," on chemical warfare survivors in Iran. In addition to her academic writing, Narges has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Al-Monitor, ​Middle East Research and Information Project, The Huffington Post and LobeLog. She has also appeared as a guest commentator on Iranian politics on DemocracyNow!, NPR, BBC WorldService, PBS NewsHour, BBC Persian and HuffPost Live.

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