Nahid Siamdoust

Nahid Siamdoust is an award-winning anthropologist and cultural historian whose work focuses primarily on the intersection of politics, cultural production, media and gender in Iran and the wider Middle East, with a focus on politico-cultural mediation and social movements. She is the inaugural Ehsan Yarshater Postdoctoral Associate at Yale’s Program in Iranian Studies and a Lecturer at the Anthropology Department. She has a doctorate from Oxford University. Before becoming an academic, Nahid was an Iran correspondent for Time Magazine and Der Spiegel for ten years, and a Middle East correspondent and anchor for Al Jazeera English in Qatar. She has published her research in The New York Times and Foreign Affairs, among others, and appeared as a guest on NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera. Her first book, “Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran” was published by Stanford University Press in 2017.