My research interests are in the areas of global contemporary art, formation of non-Western discourses of art criticism, cosmopolitanism and ethics of readership, contemporary Iranian art, and theories of translation. I have published both in the US and Iran — most recently an article in Herfeh: Honarmand on the works of the prolific Iranian artist Barbad Golshiri.

In April 2017 I defended my dissertation, entitled "The Clarity of Meaning": Contemporary Iranian Art and the Cosmopolitan Ethics of Reading in Art History, at Columbia University's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. My defense committee was composed of Hamid Dabashi, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Alexander Alberro, Sudipta Kaviraj, and Joaquin Barriendos.