Migrant Connections

"Migrant Connections: Immigrant and Refugee Stories from Utah to Greece." Funded by Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grant, U of U Office for Global Engagement ($10,000) and part of broader "Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts," collaborative project with Ed Muñoz and Annie Fukushima. 

Creative Research

  • Actor, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Aurora Nova Productions in association with Westminster College and the University of Utah, March 13. Performance, completed 03/13/2023.
  • Collaborator, Many Wests Exhibit, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Audio Stop Project, March 1. Curatorial/Production, completed 03/01/2023.
  • See "Service" tab for media and interviews: Other, completed 02/03/2020.


  • Panelist, “SWANA [Southwest Asian/North African] Contributions to Feminist Theory,” Middle East Studies Association, Montreal, November 4. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/04/2023.
  • Speaker, “ ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ in a Global Migrant Justice Frame,” for “Border Crossings: Global Migration in a Queer/Feminist Frame,” symposium organized by NYU Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective, October 13. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/13/2023.
  • Co-Panelist, “Cause and Effect: A Town Hall Exploration on the Themes of Karem Fahmy’s Play A Distinct Society, Pioneer Theater Company, January 28, 2023. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/28/2023.
  • Panelist for “Rethinking Resistance and Transnationalism in the Middle East and its Diasporas,” Middle East Studies Association, Denver. Conference Paper, Submitted, 02/17/2022.
  • Panelist for “Global Cartographies of Dispossession: Borders, Citizenship and Crisis as a Catalyst for Solidarity,” American Studies Association, New Orleans. Conference Paper, Submitted, 02/01/2022.
  • “The 2017-2019 Iranian Uprisings in Relation to Revolts Across the Region.” Middle East Studies Association. Conference Paper, Presented, 12/03/2021.
  • Guest lecture (in Persian) on Neoliberalism in Iran for Iran Academia online course. Presentation, Presented, 11/01/2021.
  • “Ahmad Shamlou’s ‘The Great Anthem’ and Solidarity with the Korean People.” American Studies Association. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/12/2021.
  • “Working-Class and Popular Struggles in Iran and the Question of International Solidarity,” University of the Pacific, March 3, 2021. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/03/2021.
  • “Migrant Connections from Utah, US to Greece,” Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • American Studies Association Meeting: “The 40th Anniversary of a Novel and a Revolution: Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s Missing Soluch in Iran Then and Now.” Honolulu, HI, November 8. 11/08/2019 . Conference Paper, Presented, 11/08/2019.