Narges Bajoghli is an award-winning anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker. She is the Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate of the Anthropology Department at NYU. Narges' academic research is at the intersections of media, power, and military in the Middle East. Specifically, her research mainly focuses on regime cultural producers in Iran and is based on ethnographic research with Basij, Ansar-e Hezbollah, and Revolutionary Guard media producers. The resulting book, Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic, was published by Stanford University Press in September 2019. Outside of academia, she has written for the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, Guardian, and the Washington Post, and has appeared as a commentator on NPR, PBS, and the BBC. She is the director of the documentary The Skin That Burns, screened at The Hague, Hiroshima, Jaipur, and film festivals throughout the United States.