Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
1968-1970 Lecturer in Persian language, Oxford University, England
1973-1976 Deputy Secretary General, Women's Organization of Iran
1977-1979 Director, Bagh e Ferdows Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
1980-1994 Lecturer in Persian language and literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
since 1998 Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars