Published Writings

“Maqam (Kurdish),” in Richard Jankowsky (ed), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World—Vol. X, Genres: Middle East and North Africa. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. (pp. 63-65).

Co-authored with Amir Koushkani. The Art of Avaz and Mohammed Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012.

Co-authored with Amir Koushkani. Mohammed Reza Shajarian’s Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012.

“Foreground Structures and Processes in the Avaz of Mohammad Reza Shajarian.” Proceedings of II International Musicological Symposium ‘Space of Mugham’, The 7th Symposium of the Study Group “Maqam” of the ICTM, 15-17 March, 2011. Baku: Serq-Qerb, 2011 (pp.154-59).

“Maqamistan: Toward integrating maqam cultures.” Proceedings of International Musicological Symposium ‘Space of Mugham’, organized and sponsored by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture, 18-20 March, 2009. Baku: Serq-Qerb, 2009 (pp.392-396) (pdf)

The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.

“Persian Vocal Music: Avaz,” Tavoos Quarterly, 2003.

CD Review: “Taherzadeh Vocals, Mahur Productions, M.CD-44, 1999.” World of Music 44/2:222-24, 2002.

“Scholarship after 1300,” in Alison Arnold (ed), The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music—Vol. 5, South Asia. New York: Garland, 2000 (pp. 42-59).

“Some Thoughts on Riaz in Hindustani Music,” Bansuri 11:6-14, 1994.

“Aspects of Cosmological Symbolism in Hindustani Music,” Asian Music 24/1:67-89, 1992.