Akhavan, Niki

Catholic University of America



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Niki Akhavan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Catholic University of America. She is the author of Electronic Iran: the Politics of an Online Evolution (Rutgers, 2013) and has also published on Iranian narrative and documentary cinema, Iranian sports and media, as well as on state media productions and policies. In addition to her research, Akhavan is an avid translator, most recently of Mohsen Kadivar’s Human rights and reformist Islam (Edinburgh University Press, 2021).