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  • Current: Academic Staff in Political Geography (Post-Doc), Institut für Geographie, Universität Münster
  • 2019: Founder of the research network, “surveillance in the global South, (@SurveilSouth)
  • 2019: Scientific Assistant, Heidelberg Center for American Studies
  • 2018: Teaching Fellow, Universität Heidelberg, “Critical Perspectives on Geographical Knowledge Production”
  • 2014: Teaching Fellow, Science and Culture University, Tehran, “Sociology of Gender and Sexulaity”
  • 2011: Research Assistant, SOAS University, London, Chair of Prof. Sreberny for the book “Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran”
  • 2007-8: Research Assistant, University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, for research project, “Rapid Situation Assessment of Female Sex Workers in Tehran”
  • 2004-5: Research Assistant, University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences & UNODC, Tehran, for research project, “Analysis and Evaluation of Drug Demand Reduction Management”


  • 2001-17: Freelance Journalist and Stringer, for the New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ABC News, Associated Press, etc.
  • 2015-16: Communication & Community Outreach Consultant , United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Tehran
  • 2011-14: Digital Communication Manager, British Council HQ, London
  • 2009-10: Media Officer, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Tehran

Voluntary Work:

  • Deputy member of the board in Hansa Forum, a citizen’s initiative in Münster’s Hansa Viertel
  • Active Membership in One-Million-Signature Campaign, a feminist movement tackling unjust laws against women in Iran, 2006-9
  • Creative Writing Teacher for Child Labourers, Society for Protection of The Rights of Children, Tehran, 2003