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Conference Presentation/paper

  • Honari, A. (2018) To refrain or to resist? Iranian green movement’s ‘responses to repression’. Politicologenetmaal 2018. Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Honari, A. (2017) How Iranian Green Movement activists perceive and respond to online repression. ECPR 2017. University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  • Honari, A. & Keshavarzi, S. (June 2017). Who organizes, mobilizes and participates in ‘nature Cleaners’ collective action in Iran: Explaining differential participation forms. Presented at the collective action annual meeting. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Honari, A. (2017) How Immigrants’ Experience of Repression in the Homeland Influence their Political Participation in a Host Country: The Case of Iranians in Western Europe. Migration and Political Engagement. University of Manchester, Manchester, the UK.
  • Honari, A. (2015) Hope and Fear: The dynamics of off- and online movement participation. Protest participation in variable communication ecologies. Sardinia, Italy.
  • Honari, A. (2014). The dynamics of off- and online movement participation under severe repression: Iran’s 2013 presidential elections. European Association of Social Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: EASP general meeting.
  • Honari, A. (2014) The Iranian Green movement between two elections, 2009 – 2013: dynamics of off and online protest participation under repression. Fifth Annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Mini-Conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. (800$ funded by Center for the study of social movements, University of Notre Dame)
  • Honari, A. (2012). Embeddedness and risk in online activism: the case of Balatarin.com. Emancipatory projects, institutional design, possible futures. Denver, Colorado: ASA annual meeting.
  • Honari, A. (2011). The consequences of Iran’s Green Movement for an online network structure: The case of Balatarin.com. Cities, Connectivity and Creativity. Istanbul: IAMCR conference. (fully funded by Annenberg school of communication, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Honari, A. (2011) The role of the Internet in empowerment of women movement in Iran. The twenty second international conference of the Iranian Women’s Studies Fundation. Amersfoort, the Netherlands: IWSF. (http://vimeo.com/25617941)
  • Stark, T., Maes, M., Honari, A. (2011). Threshold models of Behavioral Diffusion. Sunbelt social network conference (sunbelt XXXI). St. Pete Beach, Florida: INSNA.
  • Honari, A. (2008). Student movement and politicization as style. Republican Iran after 30 years: Social movements and the construction of public sphere. Paris: Sciences Po. Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales. (fully funded by Science Po.)


  • Kadivar, M. A. & Honari A. (2015, April 6th) Iran’s Grass-roots Politics and the Nuclear Deal. Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.
  • Honari, A., & Sarfarazi, A. (2015, February). The 2014 US House of Representative elections: A reflection on electoral and movement politics interrelationships. Sokhane Ma(5), 94-97.
  • Honari, A. (2014, December). Jonbeshha-ye Ejtemaei-e Mozoo Mehvar [Issue-centered social movements in Iran] Zanane Emrooz(7), 40-42.
  • Honari, A. (2014, September) Siasat-e Estizaah [A Reflection on the Iranian Science Minister Dismissal]. Andishe Pouya (19), 52-54.
  • Honari, A. (2014, June). Rabete-ye Mosharekatjouyan-e taghirkhah va Hassan Rohani [The relationship between Hassan Rouhani and social movements in the 2013 Iranian presidential elections]. Andisheh Pouya(16), 51-53.
  • Honari, A. (2013, Nov.-Dec.). Dolat va gheflat az mosharekat siasi-e shahrvandan [The Government’s Neglect of Citizens’ Socio-political Participation]. Andishe Pouya(12), 28- 29.
  • Honari, A. (2009, January). The critique of the reformists’ discourse on the 10th presidential election in Iran. Goftogu Quarterly(52), 132-140.
  • Honari, A. (2008, Winter). Jonbesh-e Daneshjouei: Az jameé ya bar jameé [The Student Movement: From the Society or Over the Society]. Goftogu Quarterly(50), 165-179.

Book Reviews

  • Rasoul Jafarian, Urban understanding of the Constitutional Revolution (1906-1911), reviewed in Goftogu Quarterly 51 (spring 2008)
  • Touraj Atabaki, Man of Order, reviewed in Goftogu Qquarterly 49 (summer 2007)

Invited Talk, Lecture, Debate, workshops (selection)

  • “Elections and Social Movements in Iran,” Invited talk, organized by Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 25 Feb 2016, UvA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • “Social Movements and Collective Actions in Iran,” Invited talk, organized by People’s University, 11 Jan 2016, UvA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • “Iran’s youth movement,” Invited talk, roundtable on Iran’s civil society organized by United Republicans of Iran, 12 May 2013, Cologne, Germany.
  • Debate and Roundtable on the social political situation in Iran, Invited talk, United Republicans of Iran, 13 October 2012, Cologne, Germany.
  • “Convergence and democracy: the experience of the Iran’s Green Movement,” Invited keynote, INALCO , 9 June 2012, Paris, France.
  • “Iran’s student movement and the experience of the Iran’s Green Movement,” Keynote speech and discussion in analysing Iran’s student movement invited by Simorgh Menschenrechtsverein Dortmund, 9 July 2011, Dortmund, Germany.
  • “social movement in non-democratic societies.” Instructor in workshop for the Green’s Iranian political activists (diaspora): invited by Les étudíants Iraníens en France, the Green Heralds of Hope (Safirân-e Sabz-e Omid) convention, 24 July 2011, Paris, France.
  • “Collective action; from theory towards practice” Keynote speech for Iranian Students in Delft University: invited by Iranian Students Society of TU Delft, Delft University, 22 April 2010, Delft, the Netherlands.

Media Presence (selection)

Interviews with Media (selection)

Editorials, Op-ed, and Other Publications (in Farsi)

Applying sociological theories and approaches on the Green Movement

Other Publications (selection)

  • “The Role of Cultural Identity in the thought of Parviz Varjavand (speaker of 5th National Front party (“Jebhe-ye-Melli”))”, Kargozaran Daily, 10-June-2008, http://kargozaaran.com/ShowNews.php?13143.
  • “Elements of a Gap: Review of the Relationship between 5th National Front party (“Jebhe-ye-Melli”) and the Reformist Movement”, Ham-Mihan Daily, 24-june-2007.
  • “Mosadegh and Healing the Gap between the Nation and the State”, Shargh Daily, 19-may-2007.
  • “Reflections on the Journalism of Fatemi (Deputy Prime Minister –Mosadegh- in 1st Jebhe-ye-Melli’s cabinet (1950s))”, Etemad Weekly, 10-may-2007.
  • “The Impact of the Internet and the Reaction of Non-Democratic States”, Etemad Weekly, 3-may-2007.
  • “Some are more Unequal than Others! On Ethnic Groups in Iran”, http://www.advarnews.info/article/4695.aspx
  • “Uniting (Iran and Venezuela) vs. International Society’s Norms”, http://www.advarnews.info/article/5241.aspx

[1] RASA (Resane Sabz-e Iran or Iran’s Green Media) is an independent opposition satellite television.