Videotaped Talks

  1. An Exploration of Muslim Humor (Boston, November 16, 2009)
  2. What Nights? Localizing the World's Most Famous Story Collection between Expert Knowledge and Lay Perception (American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 14, 2010) and (Graduate Course "Placing Texts: Folk Narrative and Spatial Construction", Tartu, Estonia, June 4, 2012)
  3. Persian Art in the 19th Century: The Art of Illustration in Lithographed Books of the Qajar Period (Doris Duke's Shangri-La, Center for Islamic Arts and CUlture, Honolulu, September 29, 2012)
  4. Qesse va qesse-shenâsi dar Irân va jahân (BBC, Oktober 19, 2012)
  5. From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Iran (Library of Congress, Washington, D. C., April 10, 2013)
  6. Coffeehouses, Public Baths, and Mosques: German Architecture in the Oriental Style (Symposium Encounters with Islamic Art: Deception, Revival, and Response. University of Michigan Museum of Art, February 1, 2014)
  7. The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran (Library of Congress, Washington, D. C., July 23, 2014)
  8. Mirza 'Ali-Qoli Kho'i: The Master Illustrator of Lithographed Books in the Qajar Period (The Jordan Center for Persian Studies, UC Irvine, October 12, 2015)
  9. Antoine Galland's Journeyman Years: Galland's Early Travel Diaries (1672-73) in the Light of Comparative Folk Narrative Research (Antoine Galland and the Thousand and One Nights Tradition: Perceptions and Perspectives, Berlin, October 30, 2015)
  10. Big Data of the Past: 19th-Century Folk Narrative Researchers and Their Relevance for the Discipline's Future Joint Meeting of the American Folklore Society and the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Miami, October 22, 2016
  11. The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver Shiism in the Qajar Period S. T. Lee Lecture, Princeton, December 7. 2017