2015. Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in ‘Postwar’ Afghanistan. University of Pennsylvania Press. Series: The Ethnography of Political Violence.

Book chapters

Forthcoming (October 2015). ‘Cosmetics, Fashion and Moral Panics: the Politics of Beauty in a Girls’ Dormitory in Kabul’. In: Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh (eds). New York. SUNY.

Forthcoming. ‘Humanitarian Theater: The Ordinary and the Carnivalesque in Afghanistan’. (co-written with Antonio De Lauri). In: The Politics of Human Rights: Security, Aid and the Hidden Agendas of Humanitarianism. Antonio de Lauri (eds). London. I.B. Tauris.

2014. ‘Keepers of the "truth": Producing "transparent" documents for the Universal Periodic Review’. In: Assessing the Universal Periodic Review: Rights, Ritual, Ritualism. Hilary Charlesworth and Emma Larking (eds). Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

2014. ‘Ethics and affects in British Sharia councils: "a simple way of getting to paradise"’. In: Islam and Public Controversy in Europe. Nilüfer Göle (eds). London. Ashgate, pp. 159-172.

2012. Preface. In: L’Islam d’Occident. Introduction à l’étude des musulmans des sociétés occidentales. Rachid Id Yassine. Editions Halfa, pp. 6-10.

2011. ‘Islamic Difference and the Return of Feminist Universalism’. In: European Multiculturalisms: Cultural, Religious and Ethnic Challenges. Tryandifillidou, A., Modood, T., and Meer, N. (eds). University of Edinburg. Emilie books (with Nilüfer Göle), pp. 116-141.

Journal Articles

Forthcoming (2015). Snapshots of British Islam: Exploring the Self, Identity and the Good Ethical Life in the Global Megalopolis. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Forthcoming (May 2015). From Learning to Schooling: The Politics of Human Rights Monitoring at the Universal Periodic Review. Third World Quarterly 36 (5). (co-written with Jane Cowan).

2013. Whores and Niqabées: The Sexual Boundaries of French Nationalism. French Politics, Culture & Society. Volume 31(2) (co-written with Julie Castro), pp. 81-101.

2012 (June). Suicidal Performances: Voicing Discontent in a Girls’ Dormitory in Kabul. Culture, Medicine, Psychiatry. Volume 36(2). Special issue ‘ethnographies of suicide’, pp. 264-285.

2012 (June). The Making of Modern Afghanistan: Reconstruction, Transnational Governance and Gender Politics in the New Islamic Republic. Anthropology of the Middle East. Volume 7(1). Special issue on ethnographies of Afghanistan, pp. 18-37.

2009 (November). Visible under the Veil: Performance, Veiling and Agency in an Islamic public space. Journal of International Women’s Studies. Volume 11(1). Special issue ‘Women in Islam’, pp. 120-135.

Book Reviews

2013 (October). Laura Nader, Culture and Dignity: Dialogues between the Middle East and the West. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, 240 pp. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Vol 13 (2).

2008 (September). Elaheh Rostami Povey, Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion. London: Zed Books, 2007. Feminist Theory Vol 9 (3).

2008 (June). ‘Occupied Women's Lives: Multiple Experiences, Multiple Consciounesses.’ Elaheh Rostami Povey. Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion. London: Zed Books, 2007. European Journal of Women's Studies Vol 15 (2).

Societal Impact

2014 (10 July). Interview for the TV programme FOCUS (France 24) on the theme: ‘La Charia a t’elle sa place dans la société britannique?’ [‘Is there a place for Sharia Law in England?']

2012 (6 February). Watching Sharia Business at Close Quarter.

2012 (29 June). “Les femmes font mauvais usage de la démocratie”: Visibilités des jeunes Afghanes et paniques morales dans Kaboul « post Talibans ». Mé


2013 - present
Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art & World, co-editor: Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Helsinki, Finland, ISSN 2343-0168.

2013 - present
Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, published by HAU: Society of Ethnographic Theory, co-editor: Giovanni Da Col, London, UK.

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