Narges Erami is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of International and Area Studies. She primarily works on the relationship between economy and religion and how it is played out in rituals of everyday life. Her work is centered in the Holy city of Qum in Iran. Her past research was a historical and ethnographic study of carpet merchants and the process of self-fashioning through the acquisition of specialized knowledge. Her current research continues to be focused in Qum, examining the cultural production of authority and knowledge through publications of Islamic texts and their global circulation. Her courses include the anthropology of the Middle East in general and Iran specifically, the ‘economic subject’, the anthropology of religion, field methods, and the politics of legitimacy and representation.