Experience > Academic
04/2022- ongoing – Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Digital Transformation
University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences

01/2023- ongoing – Vertrauensdozentin, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Trusted Member of Faculty in the German Foundation of Trade Unions

09/2022- ongoing – Co-Director of International Surveillance Studies Network

12/2019-04/2022 – Academic Staff and Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Münster, Political Geography Working Group

2021- 2024 – Digital Editor and Member of Editorial Board
Surveillance & Society Journal

2021- 2024 – Digital Editor and Member of Editorial Board
Territory, Politics, Governance Journal

3/2019 – 11/2019 – Scientific Assistant
Heidelberg Center for American Studies

9/2014 – 7/2015 – Lecturer, Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
Science & Culture University, Teheran

10/- 12/2011 – Research Assistant
SOAS University, London, Chair of Prof. Sreberny
Book project: Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran

2007 – 2008 – Research Assistant
University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran
Research project: Rapid Situation Assessment of Female Sex Workers in Tehran

2004 – 2005 – Research Assistant
University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Tehran
Research project: Analysis and Evaluation of Drug Demand Reduction Management

Experience > Non-Academic
8/2015 – 3/2016 – Communication & Community Outreach Consultant
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Tehran

8/2011 – 2/2014 – Digital Communication Manager
British Council HQ, London

1/2009 – 8/2010 – Media Officer
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Tehran

1/2008 – 1/2009 – Political Analyst
British Embassy, Tehran

9/2001 – 9/2016 – Freelance Journalist and Stringer
New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ABC News, Associated Press, etc.

Voluntary Work
▪️ Deputy Member of the Board, Hansaforum, since November 2020
Hansaforum is a citizens’ initiative to codetermine the organisation of Hansa neighbourhood in the city of Münster, Germany

▪ Active Engagement in One-Million-Signature Campaign, 2006-9
A feminist movement against unjust laws against women in Iran

▪ Creative Writing Teacher for Child Labourers, 2003
Society for Protection of The Rights of Children, Tehran