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Narges Bajoghli


Anthropologist, Scholar, and Filmmaker, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

Narges Bajoghli is an award-winning anthropologist, scholar, and filmmaker at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Her book, Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic, received the 2020 Margaret Mead Award, the 2020 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, and the 2021 Silver Medal in Independent Publisher Book Awards. She co-authored How Sanctions Work: Iran and the Impact of Economic Warfare and authored a graphic novella on the same topic, Sanctioned Lives. She is the director of the documentary film “The Skin That Burns” about survivors of chemical warfare in Iran. Narges has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Jacobin. She has appeared as a commentator on CNN, DemocracyNow!, NPR, BBC WorldService, BBC NewsHour, PBS NewsHour, and in Spanish on radio across Latin America.