Bazaar and State in Iran: Politics of the Tehran Marketplace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Persian translations by Dunya-ye Eqtesad, 2019 ; Shirazeh Ketab, 2020 , recipient of the 1399 Tehran Book Prize.
Global 1979: Geographies and Histories of the Iranian Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021); Co-edited with Ali Mirsepassi.
Selected Journal Articles
“The Forever Frontier of Urbanism: Historicizing Persian Gulf Cities,” (co-authored with Alex Boodrookas) International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2018).
“When Ties Don’t Bind: Smuggling Effects, Bazaars, and Regulatory Regimes in Postrevolutionary Iran,” (co-authored with Narges Erami) Economy and Society44,1(2015), 110-139
“Analyzing Authoritarianism in an Age of Uprisings,” Arab Studies Journal, 12,1(Spring 2014), 342-357
Special Section in Geopolitics: “Transnational Connections in the Middle East: Political Economy, Security and Geopolitical Imaginaries,” (co-edited with Waleed Hazbun), Geopolitics 15,2 (May 2010)
“Geopolitics and the Genealogy of Free Trade Zones in the Persian Gulf,” Geopolitics 15,2 (May 2010), 263-289
“Regime Loyalty and Bazari Representation under the Islamic Republic of Iran: Dilemmas of the Society of Islamic Coalition,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 41, 2 (May 2009)
“Turban or Hat, Seminarian or Soldier: State Building and Clergy Building in Reza Shah’s Iran,” Journal of Church and State 45,1 (Winter 2003), 81 -112
“State-Building and Religious Resources: An Institutional Theory of Church-State Relations in Iran and Mexico,” (co-authored with Anthony Gill) Politics and Society 27,3(September 1999), 431-465
Selected Essays in Edited Volumes
“Iran,” in Michele Penner Angrist (ed.), Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, 3rd Edition (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2019), 253-286.
“Politics in Iran,” (co-authored with Houchang E. Chehabi) in Gabriel Almond, G. Bingham Powell, Jr., Kaare Strøm, and Russell J. Dalton (eds.),Comparative Politics Today, 12th Editions, (New York: Pearson-Longman, 2018).
“From Port Cities to Cities with Ports: Towards a Multiscalar History of Persian Gulf Urbanism in the Twentieth Century,” in Mehran Kamrava (ed.), Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 19-41.
“Iran and the Arab Spring,” (co-authored with Narges Bajoghli) in Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch (eds.),The Arab Spring: The Hope and Reality of the Uprisings, 2ndedition (Boulder: Westview Press, 2016), 174 -193.
“Mutual Comprehension and Hybrid Identities in the Bazaar: Reflections on Interviews and Interlocutors in Tehran,” in Kamran Talattof (ed.), Persian Language, Literature and Culture: New Leaves, Fresh Looks, (London: Routledge Press, 2015).
"Places in Shadows, Networks in Transformation: An Analysis of Tehran Bazaar's Publicness," in Publics, Politics, and Participation: Locating the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa, Seteney Shami (ed), (New York: Social Science Research Council, 2009), 205-234
“Contestation without Democracy: Elite Fragmentation in Iran,” in Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance, Marsha Pripstein Posusney and Michelle Penner Angrist (eds.), (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005), 63-88
Selected Short Pieces
“Essential Readings on Postrevolutionary Iran,” Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative, July 5, 2018.
“One Question Democracy,” State of Nature February 19, 2018.
“The Moral Economy of Iranian Protests,” (co-authored with Kaveh Ehsani) Jacobin January 11, 2018.
“Bread, Jobs, and Freedom:” A Conversation with Arang Keshavarzian and the Street Protests in Iran, Voice of the Middle East and North Africa / Jadaliyya January 4, 2018.
“Lessons Learned (and Ignored): Iran’s 2017 Election in Context,” (co-authored with Naghmeh Sohrabi) Middle East Report Online,May 26, 2017.
“The Iran Deal as Social Contract,” Middle East Report 277(Winter 2015), 10-14.
“Decentralization and Ambiguities of Local Politics in Tehran,” (co-authored with Azam Khatam), Governing Megacities in MENA and Asia, Middle East Institute, January 14, 2016
“Beyond 1979 and 2011: When Comparisons Distract,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 44,1(2012), 159-161
“A War on Multiple Fronts,” (co-authored with Nida Alahmad), Middle East Report 257(Winter 2010), 17-28
“Ahmadinejad the Weak,” Foreign Policy, July 19, 2010
“Tehran, June 2009,” Kaveh Ehsani, Arang Keshavarzian and Norma Claire Moruzzi, Middle East Report Online, June 28, 2009
“Clash of Neoconservatives? The Bush Administration and Iran’s New President,” Foreign Policy in Focus, August 10, 2005
“Tehran Bazaar: Continuity or Transformation?” Goft-o-gu 41 (Bahman 1383 [January 2005]), 11-47. [In Persian]