Current Projects


In her most recently published book Conditional Belonging, Dr. Sadeghi  explored the place of Iranians in the United States and Germany – in the context of critical international events. Sadeghi details how geopolitical arrangements, asylum, refugee and immigration policy, and racial citizenship shape Iranians’ quality of life and narrations of belonging and identity. Specifically, how have the Iranian Revolution of 1979, 1980 Hostage Crisis, the 2010 International Sanctions, 2015 Refugee Crisis in Germany, 2016 Iran Deal, the Presidency of Donald Trump, the 2017 Executive Ban on Immigration and Travel aka “Muslim Ban,”  and the recent de-certification of the Iran Deal produced a climate that persistently racializes and politicizes Iranian communities in the US and Germany.

Dr. Sadeghi has presented portions of this project at the 2018 American Sociological Association conference in Philadelphia, PA, the 2018 Iranian Studies Conference in Los Angeles, CA, and the 2019 International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University.

Recent Media Appearances:

BBC Persia:  

Los Angeles Times:

Interviews and Podcasts:


Book Talks and Speaking Engagements:

Princeton University, Mossavar-Rahmani Center Princeton University: