Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Narges Bajoghli

Narges Bajoghli

Postdoctoral Research Associate in International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Narges Bajoghli, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute at Brown University. She received her PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from New York University, where she was also trained as a documentary filmmaker in NYU's Culture and Media Program. Her research focuses on war and media in Iran and has been supported by research 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. Her first book is entitled Iran Reframed: Pro-Regime Media and the Continuation of the Islamic Republic (forthcoming).

For her second book project, Narges is focusing on chemical warfare in Iran, Iraq, and Syria. She is the director of The Skin That Burns, a documentary film about survivors of chemical warfare in Iran, distributed by Film Media Group. The film has screened in The Hague, Hiroshima, Jaipur, Tehran, and in the U.S. (New York, New Orleans, New Jersey, Chicago, and Irvine), at festivals and university campuses. She has also directed oral history projects on survivors of chemical weapons 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 (MERIP), The Huffington Post, and LobeLog, and has appeared as a guest commentator on Middle East politics on DemocracyNow!, NPR, BBC WorldService, PBS NewsHour, BBC Persian, and HuffPost Live.