Narges Bajoghli is a PhD candidate in socio-cultural Anthropology at New York University, where her research focuses on pro-regime cultural producers in Iran. Her dissertation is entitled: “Paramilitary Media: Revolution, War, and the Making of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” and is supported by dissertation research grants from the Social Science Research Council, The Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the American Institute of Iranian Studies, NYU’s Torch Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation (awarded/declined).
Amir Moosavi is completing his PhD through the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. His dissertation, “Reimagining a War: Negotiating Ideology and Disenchantment in Literary Narratives of the Iran-Iraq War,” is a comparative study of the aestheticization of violence and formation of alternative narratives of the Iran-Iraq War in Persian and Arabic fiction. He is currently a graduate fellow at the Humanities Initiative at NYU.