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Film Theory & History
PhD, University of Minnesota, 1998
MA, University of Minnesota, 1994
BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1990
Other, New College, Oxford University, 1988
Research Categories: Comparative World Cinemas, and Middle Eastern Studies
Research Description: Assistant professor of Literature, received her
Ph.D. from the department of Cultural Studies
and Comparative Literature at the University of
Minnesota in 1998. Her current research and
writing focuses on emergent cinematic codes
in contemporary film cultures. Her two forthcoming books are on Iranian 19th visual culture and contemporary Iranian Cinema.
Areas of Interest:
Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Asia
Teaching (Spring 2014):
- LIT 320S.01, Social movements/social media
- Biddle 101, Tu 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
- LIT 612S.01, Theories of the image
- Friedl bdg 102, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
- N. Mottahedeh, Representing the Unpresentable: Images of Reform from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic of Iran
(2008), Syracuse University Press [html] .
- N. Mottahedeh, Where are Kiarostami's women?,
(2003) (9,400 words.) .
- N. Mottahedeh, Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
(2008), Duke University Press [books.php3] .
- N. Mottahedeh, "Life is Color!" Towards a transnational feminist analysis of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Gabbeh,
(2004) (Special Issue on film feminisms.) .
- N. Mottahedeh, Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War,
MIddle East Research and Information Project
(September 2004) [html] .
- N. Mottahedeh, Karbala Drag Kings and Queens,
The Drama Review
(Winter, 2005) (73-85.) .
- N. Mottahedeh, “Collection and Recollection: on studying the early history of the motion pictures in Iran”,
Early Popular Visual Culture
(June, 2008) .