From Trafficking to Terror (Routledge, 2014)
Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai (Stanford University Press, 2011)
Passionate Uprisings: The Intersection of Sexuality and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran (Stanford University Press, 2008)
Selected Book Chapters
“Chastity” in International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, edited by Patricial Whelan and Anne Bolin (Wiley Press: January 2015)
“Iran’s Green Movement in Context” in Cultural Revolution in Iran: Contemporary Popular Culture in the Islamic Republic, edited by Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh (I.B. Tauris: December 2013)
“Producing Race, Producing Place: Gender, Privilege and the Geography of Sex Work in the United Arab Emirates” in Geographies of Privilege, edited by France Winddance Twine and Bradley Gardner (Routledge: March 2013)
“Tripping through the Tropes of Trafficking in the United Arab Emirates” in Migrant Labor in the Gulf, edited by Mehran Kamrava (Saqi Books: 2012)
“Sexual Politics, Social Movements: Iran’s Sexual and Social Revolution” in Understanding Global Sexualities – New Frontiers, edited by Peter Aggleton and Richard Parker (Routledge: March 2012)
Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
“Love, Labor and the Law: Regulating Migrant Women’s Sexualities in the Gulf” accepted for publication in Anthropology of the Middle East, Spring 2015.
“Migrating in the Era of Human Trafficking” in Asian Population Studies, vol. 11, issue 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 1744-1730.
“Gender, Labor and the Law: Intimate Labor and Human Trafficking in the UAE” in Global Networks, vol. 13, issue 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 425-440.
“'Trafficking' Parenting: Motherhood, Deportation and Migration in the UAE” in Middle East Law and Governance, vol. 5 (Summer 2013) pp. 173-194.
“'But We Can Always Get More': Deportability, Disposability, and Dispensability in Structuring Experiences of Forced Intimate Labor in the UAE” Asia and Pacific Migration Journal vol. 20, Nos. 3-4 (Spring 2012) pp. 413-431.
Selected Journalistic Articles
“Beyond Victims and Villains: From Ethnography to the Stage” in HowlRound, July 2014
“The Charitable Industrial Complex: Justice not Charity is what’s Needed” in Huffington Post, June 2014
“Articles on Migrant Labor Abuses in the Gulf Don’t Tell the Whole Story” in Huffington Post, June 2014
“Illicit Networks: Forces in Opposition” (with Lila Glick, PO ’12) publication of Google Ideas/policy brief (July 2012)
“Interrogating the Illicit” in Huffington Post, July 20, 2012