|Occupation||a cultural critic and theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions|
Negar Mottahedeh is a cultural critic and theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film and Media Studies. She has published five books on Iranian Cinema, the history of reform, revolution and the uses of various media in protest. She is also known for her work on Ta'ziya. In particular, she traces the range of political operations in which ta'ziyeh and Muharram rituals have been engaged both as a popular form that creates non-official public spaces, and as a state-sponsored form.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1998
- M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1994
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College 1990
Selected Research and Publications[edit | edit source]
Article[edit | edit source]
- Karbala Drag Kings and Queens, The Drama Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter 2005, 73–85 p.
- Resurrection, return, reform: Ta`ziyeh as model for early Babi historiography, Iranian Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3, 1999, 387-399 p.
- Scheduled for judgement day: The Ta`ziyeh performance in Qajar Persia and Wlter Benjamin`s dramatic vision of history, Theatre Insight, Vol 8, No. 1, 1997, 12-20 p.
- Ta`zieh: a twist of history in every day life", The women of Karbala: ritual performance and symbolic discourses in modern Shi’i Islam, edited by Kamran Scot Aghaie, Austin, University of Texas press, 2005 , 25-43 p.
Awards and Honors[edit | edit source]
- Signature course "Hashtags Memes & Digital Tribes". Office of the Dean. January 01, 2016
- Middle East Book Award for #iranelection. Washington Post. 2015
- Arts and Sciences Annual Research Grant for “#iranelection”. Duke University. 2015
- The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation for “BP Oil films”. Duke University. 2015
- Humanities Writ Large Grant for “Muslim Publics”. Mellon Foundation. 2013
- Partnership in a Global Age Grant for “Art of Democratic Revolution”. Mellon Foundation. 2013
- Latifeh Yarshater Award for "Representing the Unrepresentable". Persian Heritage Foundation. August 2008
- Persian Heritage Foundation Book Award for Displaced Allegories. Persian Heritage Foundation, Columbia University . 2008