Received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 2015. Her dissertation, titled "Javanmard, Fokoli, Boyscout: Changing Masculinities in Modernizing Iran, circa 1870-1940"is one of the first studies on the history of Iranian and Middle Eastern masculinities. Since 2015, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
Dr. Balslev is interested in social, cultural, and gender history of modern Iran. Her articles have been published in Gender & History and in the British Journal of Middle East Studies. She also published two Hebrew translations of poet Forough Farrokhzad's books Another Birth and Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season.