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Negar Mottahedeh, Assistant Professor, Literature

Negar Mottahedeh
Contact Info: 
Office Location:  Art Museum 017
Office Phone:  +1 919 681 3461
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1998
M.A.University of Minnesota, Twin Cities1994
B.A.Mount Holyoke College1990

Film Theory & History
Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory
Research Interests: Comparative World Cinemas, and Middle Eastern Studies

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. She is completing a manuscript on contemporary Iranian film.

Areas of Interest:

Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Asia


Middle East • North Africa • Eastern Asia • Iran • Film • Literature

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mottahedeh, N, Representing the Unpresentable: Images of Reform from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2008), Syracuse University Press [html]
  2. Mottahedeh, N, Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema (2008), Duke University Press [books.php3]
  3. Mottahedeh, N, 'Life is Color!' Towards a Transnational Feminist Analysis of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's 'Gabbeh', Signs, vol. 30 no. 1 (2004), pp. 1403-1426, University of Chicago Press (Special Issue on film feminisms.) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Mottahedeh, N, Off the Grid: Reading Iranian Memoirs in Our Time of Total War, Middle East Research and Information Project (September, 2004) [html]
  5. Mottahedeh, N, Collection and Recollection: On Studying the Early History of Motion Pictures in Iran, Early Popular Visual Culture, vol. 6 no. 2 (June, 2008), pp. 103-120, Informa UK Limited [doi]