Naveed Mansoori is a political theorist interested in media, religion and dissent, focusing on the intellectual history of modern Iran. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California-Los Angeles. His current book project, After Prophecy: Propaganda and the Politics of Truth in Contemporary Iran, examines how literary, aural, cinematic, televisual and digital media ecologies have emerged as informal pedagogical spaces and as sites of subject-formation.

From 2020–2021, Mansoori was an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow in the Religion, Race, & Democracy Lab at the University of Virginia.