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Selected Publications


Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran. Stanford University Press. 2016


Book Chapters

«Behaves Like a Rooster and Cries Like a (four-eyed) Canine»: The Politics and Poetics of Depression and Psychiatry in Iran, (with Michael Fischer). In eds., Hinton and Hinton. Genocide and Mass Violence Memory, Symptom, and Recovery. Cambridge University Press. 2014

An Epidemic of Meanings: The Significance of History, Gender and Language in HIV/AIDS Epidemics. In J. Klot and V.K. Nguyen (ed.), The Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture and HIV in the 21st Century. Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and UNESCO. 2010


Other (selected)


Orkideh Behrouzan (ed). The Social Life of Mental Health. Daneshkadeh, Vol 4, Nashr-e Aasoo, 2022

The Impact of Economic Sanctions on Medical Education in Iran. Humanity Journal. Forthcoming 2022

The Impact of Sanctions on Medical Education in Iran. With Tara Sepehrifar. In eds., Bajoghli and Vaez. Iran Under Sanctions. School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. 2021.

Iran’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Crown Conversations Series, Brandeis University. April 2020: 

Ruptures and Their Afterlife: A Cultural Critique of Trauma. Middle East - Topics & Arguments, Vol. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 131-44, doi:10.17192/meta.2018.11.7798

The Psycho-Politics of Wellbeing. Middle East Report (MERIP). 286, Spring 2018

Re-making the Craft: Reflections on Pedagogy, Ethnography, and Anthropology in Iran. American Anthropology. 2018. DOI: 10.1111/aman.12994

Negotiating Health and Life: Syrian Refugees and The Politics of Access in Lebanon (with Sarah E Parkinson). Social Science and Medicine. 146: 324-331. 2015.

Beyond ‘Trauma’: Notes on Mental Health in the Middle East. Editor. Special Issue in Medicine, Anthropology, Theory. 2 (3): 1-6. 2015.

Medicalization As A Way of Life: The Iran-Iraq War and Considerations for Psychiatry and Anthropology. In Beyond ‘Trauma’. Ed. Behrouzan O. Medicine, Anthropology, Theory. 2 (3): 40-60. 2015.

Writing Prozāk Diaries in Tehran: Generational Anomie and Psychiatric Subjectivities. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. 39(3): 399-426. 2015.

The Psychological Impact of the Iraq War. Foreign Policy, Middle East Channel. 2013.


Health impact Assessment of the Iran-Iraq War. Expert Policy Adviser with Medact. 2013

Radiological Findings in Patients with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. With Janet J et al. Archive of Iranian Medicine, Vol. 10 (1): pp. 88-90, 2007


HLA and Risk of Acute Graft Versus Host disease in Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation from an HLA- Identical Sibling. With Ghavamzadeh A. et al., Archives of Iranian Medicine, Vol. 5 (1) pp. 16-20, Jan. 2002

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