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Negar Mottahedeh, Associate Professor of Literature and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Negar Mottahedeh
Office Location:  125C Friedl Building (E. Campus), Buchanan and Trinity, Durham, NC 27708-0670
Office Phone:  (919) 681-3461
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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • Lit 320s.01, Social movements/social media Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 102, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 247S.01, AMES 318S.01, AMI 246S.01, ICS 320S.01, ISS 323S.01, LATAMER 320S.01, RIGHTS 323S.01, VMS 323S.01)
  • Lit 612s.01, Theories of the image Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 102, W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 612S.01, GERMAN 512S.01, ROMST 612S.01)

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


Film Theory & History
Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory
Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Mottahedeh, N. Representing the Unpresentable: Images of Reform from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Syracuse University Press, 2008. [html]
  2. Mottahedeh, N. Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema.  Duke University Press, 2008. [books.php3]
  3. Mottahedeh, N. "'Life is Color!' Towards a Transnational Feminist Analysis of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's 'Gabbeh'."  Special Issue on film feminisms Signs 30:1 (2004): 1403-1426. [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 6:2 (June, 2008): 103-120. [doi]

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