Published Articles

“Standing Their Ground: the vitality of Iran’s regional troupes,” in Dance International Magazine, October 7, 2022.

“From Beloved Urmia: Riza’s fluid new colours, in Dance International Magazine, February 14, 2022.

Conference paper presentations


Oct. 13-16, 2022 presented Eternal Circles:  Halei Movement Patterns as Symbols of Resilience in the Qashqāi Dances of Iran; lead organizer of the panel: Moving in Iran and Across the Diaspora: Challenging Stereotypes and Stretching Boundaries at the Dance Studies Association Annual Conference, Dancing Resilience: Dance Studies and Activism in a Global Age (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).

Online Lectures


Oct.3, 2020

Folk dances in Iran:  Windows to Cultural Diversity during SEMONA:  Week for Middle East and North Africa Conference organized by UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas), Mexico City .

Pomegranate Garden Dance

Apr. 4, 2021

Documenting Dance in Iran through a Multicultural Landscape at Pomegranate Garden Dance.


Interview on KGNU April 29, 2021
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