- Keynote speaker at ‘Roots and Routes: Movement, Mobility and Belonging Conference’, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, May 2016.
- Keynote Speaker at ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender,’ Utrecht University, the Netherlands, February 2015.
Invited Presentations and talks:
- Paper on “War Movies and Fractured Notions of Masculinity” at Duke university in October 2015.
- Presentation at ‘Sexualities and Queer Imaginaries Conference’ at Brown University.
- Paper on “Iranian Studies Encountering Queer Studies”, Tufts University, March 2016.
- Presentation on “Islamic Nationalism and Transnationalism” for The Iranian Studies Program, Oklahoma University, April 2016.
- ”Women and the Iranian Revolution of 1979″, Summer Institute for Community College Teachers, International and Area Studies Institutes, June 3, 2016, UC Berkeley.
- Paper on “The Empire of Merchandise” at CASAR conference in Beirut, Lebanon, January 2016.
- Panel Chair, ‘Fragmenting Empires’, CASAR conference in Beirut, Lebanon, January 2016.
- Presented and moderated a panel celebrating International Women’s Day, International House, UC Berkeley, March 2015.
- Panelist, ‘Reporting Islam’, International House, UC Berkeley, April 2016.
- Commentator for President’s Postdoctoral Scholar Lila Sharif, “A Taste for Palestine”, Center for Race and Gender’s Thursday Forum Series, March 2016.