The Igor Moiseyev Dance Company: Dancing Diplomats. London: Intellect Books, 2019.
These Boots are Made for Dancing: Dance and Authoritarianism. London: Intellect Book, 2020. Forthcoming.
Ethno Identity Dances for Sex, Fun, and Profit: Choreographing Popular Dances Around the World (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016).
Co-editor with Barbara Sellers-Young, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity (New York Oxford Press, 2016).
The Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Middle East. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Co-editor with J. Fisher, When Men Dance: Dancing Across Cultural Borders (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Dancing Across Borders: The Americans Fascination with Exotic Dance Forms (McFarland & Co., 2008)
Editor, Balkan Dance: Essays on Characteristics, Performance and Teaching (McFarland & Co., 2008)
Choreographing Identities: Ethnicity, Folk Dance, and Festival in North America (McFarland & Co., 2006)
Co-editor with B. Sellers-Young, Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism and Harem Fantasy (Mazda Publishers, 2005)
Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Ensembles, Representation and Power (Hanover and London, Wesleyan University Press, 2002)
Choreophobia: Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World (Mazda Publishers, 1999)
“Dance and Human Rights in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia,” in Dignity in Motion: Dance and Human Rights (N. Jackson and T. Shapiro-Phim, eds., Scarecrow Press, 2008)
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
Pomona College: Hirsch Fellowship 2012-2014 Rockefeller Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding, Fellowship for research in Croatia, 2008
Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, Distinguished Scholar Award, 2007
Texas Folk Dance Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Choreographing Identities study, 2003
Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), Outstanding Scholarly Dance publication of 2002 for Choreographic Politics, 2003
James Irvine Foundation, Fellow, 1998