Nacim Pak Shiraz
Nacim Pak Shiraz
|Occupation||Professor and Head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies|
|Institutions||University of Edinburg|
Nacim Pak Shiraz is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Nacim Pak Shiraz is a Professor and Head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburg. She is also the Head of Persian Studies at the University. Holding a Ph.D. in film and media, she supervises students in the same level studying film, religion, politics, cinema and visual arts in the University of Edinburgh. She has organized several film festivals in England and presented at various other international film festivals. In 2020, she was invited to judge the International Film festival held in Prague, the Czech Republic, from 5-10 January.
She is also a member of the societies of the British Institute for Persian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Association and Association of Iranian Studies, and other committees at the University of Edinburgh and Agha Khan Foundation. She is also the governor of the membership committee at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Film and Media, 2009, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- Master of Arts (MA), Anthropology of Media, 2002, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities. 2001. Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Translation, 1995, Azad University, Tehran
Career[edit | edit source]
- HOD, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2017-2021
- Head of Persian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2010-present
- Lecturer, Department of Graduate Studies, the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2010-2010
Academic Activities[edit | edit source]
- Appointed as Ph.D. External Examiner at University of London, Kings College London, University of Bradford, and The University of Queensland, Australia.
- the peer Reviewer for Edinburgh University Press and many other journals, including the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and Film etc.
- Member of the Editorial Board for the journal Iranian Studies at T&F.
- Member of the Advisory Board for Studies on Performing Arts & Literature of the Islamicate World at Brill since 2015
Books[edit | edit source]
Chapters in Book[edit | edit source]
- “The Divine Word on the screen: Imaging the Qur'an in Iranian Cinema”, In Approaches to the Qurʾan in Contemporary Iran, ed. A. Cancian, Oxford University Press, 2019, p. 375-408.
- “Comedy in Iranian cinema”, In Directory of World Cinema: Iran 2, ed. P. Jahed, Intellect Books, 2017, p. 262-270
- “Cinema in the Islamic World”, In Historical Atlas of Islam. Ed. M. Ruthven & A. Nanji, Harvard University Press, 2004, p. 188-189.
- “Cinema as a cultural reservoir for the Shi'i performing art of Ta'ziya”, In People of the Prophet’s House: Artistic and Ritual Expressions of Shiʿi Islam, ed. F. Suleman, Azimuth Editions, 2015, p. 212-220.
Articles[edit | edit source]
- “The Qur’anic epic in Iranian cinema”, Journal of Religion and Film, vol. 20, 2016, p. 1-25
- “Exploring the City in the Cinema of Bahram Beyzaie”, Iranian Studies, vol. 46. 2013, p.811-828
- "Imagining the Diaspora in the New Millennium Comedies of Iranian Cinema", Iranian Studies, vol. 46, 2013, p. 165-185
- “Visualizing Iran: From Antiquity to the Present", Iranian studies, vol. 50, 2017, p. 761-967