I am the founder and Editor of REORIENT, an online publication celebrating contemporary Middle Eastern arts and culture. I have also contributed to a host of other high-profile publications, such as Columbia Universityâ€™s Columbia Journal (whose Guest Editor I served as in 2016), Forbes, The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Economist, i-D/Vice, Another Man, Aesthetica, Artsy, Frieze, ArtAsiaPacific, Christieâ€™s, Encyclopaedia Iranica, Harperâ€™s Bazaar Art Arabia, and The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, been interviewed by news outlets like Newsweek (which referred to me as a â€˜leading figure in the art worldâ€™ in 2016), PRI, The Art Newspaper, and the CBC, and seen my articles republished in a wide variety of languages. Although Iâ€™ve tackled a range of subjects, my writing often has Iranian culture at its core, and abounds with references to rock and roll and popular culture.In 2015, I was granted an International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) by Londonâ€™s Royal College of Art. Other prestigious cultural institutions, such as the V&A Museum, the Aga Khan Museum, the Courtauld Institute, LACMA, and Art Dubai, have also recognised and made mention of me, as have fashion brands like as Pull & Bear and technology firms including Apple and Microsoft. I am also the author of a translation of Omar Khayyamâ€™s Robaiyat, a novella (Coming Down Again), a volume of poetry (Lovers of Light), and a collection of stories and essays (With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes). In addition, my writing can be found in such books as Mahdi Ehsaeiâ€™s Afro-Iran, Sarah Mapleâ€™s Not My Cup of Tea, Uncommon Dubai, and Ali Mobasserâ€™s Stamps of a Revolution.