Iranian Studies Lecture

Iranian Studies Lecture

On Friday, October 21st from 3-5:00 p.m at McCune Room

(Social Science Building 6th Floor) 


Iranian Studies program will host two Iranian scholars,

Dr. Hamid Nafisy and Dr. Shahla Haery.


Hamid Nafici is the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in Communication and a professor of radio, television, and film. He is also affiliate faculty in art history. He is a leading authority in cultural studies of diaspora, exile, and postcolonial cinemas and media and of Iranian and Middle Eastern cinemas. His Latest books are An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking and A Social History of Iranian Cinema, a 4-volume book, whose first two volumes have just been released. His lecture will be on “The Startling Rise of Women Filmmakers in the Islamic Republic.”


Shahla Haeri is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the former director of the Women’s Studies Program (2001-2010) at Boston University. She will be a Visiting Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for International and Regional Studies in Doha, Qatar for 2011-2012. She is the author of Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage, Mut’a, in Iran (1989, 2006 4th pt.), and No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women (2002/2004), and a video documentary, “Mrs. President: Women and Political Leadership in Iran, 2002” ( Her lecture will be “From Belqeis to Benazir: A Queen, A Sultan, and A Prime Minister.”



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