Mehdi Faraji is a PhD student at the department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU. He has also earned a PhD in Cultural Sociology from Tehran University in 2010. Mehdi was visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology at Harvard University in 2011. He is a board member of The Association for The Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) and a member of Iranian Studies Initiative Steering Committee.
Mehdi is interested in everyday life, cultural representation, religious and sociocultural changes in modern Iran. His dissertation will focus on the politics of masculinities in post-Revolutionary Iran. He has published journal articles on Iranian cinema, Westoxification, elite discourses, religiosity, and civilizing process.
You can access Mehdi’s academic work on his academi.edu and Linkedin profile.