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Negar Mottahedeh, Associate Professor of Literature and Women's Studies Program

Negar Mottahedeh
Office Location:  125C Friedl Building (e. Campus), Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27708-0670
Office Phone:  (919) 681-3461
Email Address:  send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Lit 890s.01, Seminars in lit (topics) Synopsis
    Crowell 106, M 11:45 AM-02:15 PM
Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • Lit 320s.01, Social movements/social media Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 102, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 247S.01, AMI 246S.01, ICS 320S.01, ISIS 323S.01, LATAMER 320S.01, VMS 323S.01)
  • Lit 402s.01, Hashtags memes,digital tribes Synopsis
    White 106, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 421S.01, AMI 402S.01, VMS 402S.01, WOMENST 402S.01)
  • Lit 615s.01, The #selfie Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 102, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 615S.01, ICS 615S.01, VMS 615S.01, WOMENST 615S.01)

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1998
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1994
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College 1990
  • Other New College, Oxford University 1988


Film Theory & History
Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory
Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. N. Mottahedeh. Representing the Unpresentable: Images of Reform from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Syracuse University Press, 2008. [html]
  2. N. Mottahedeh. "Where are Kiarostami's women?."  9,400 words Alphabet City  (2003).
  3. N. Mottahedeh. Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema.  Duke University Press, 2008. [books.php3]
  4. N. Mottahedeh. ""Life is Color!" Towards a transnational feminist analysis of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Gabbeh."  Special Issue on film feminisms Signs  (2004).
  5. N. Mottahedeh. "Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War." MIddle East Research and Information Project  (September 2004). [html]
  6. N. Mottahedeh. "Karbala Drag Kings and Queens."  73-85 The Drama Review  (Winter, Winter, 2005).
  7. N. Mottahedeh. "“Collection and Recollection: on studying the early history of the motion pictures in Iran”." Early Popular Visual Culture  (June, June, 2008).

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