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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Nima Naghibi

Media and Culture

University Ryerson University
E-Mail nnaghibi@ryerson.ca
Phone Number (416) 979-5000 x2140
Office Location JOR-1018
Office Hours By Request

 Education

University of Toronto (BA), University of Guelph (MA), University of Alberta (PhD)

Biography

Nima Naghibi is an Associate Professor of English at Ryerson University, specializing in postcolonial and feminist studies. She is the author of Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran (Minnesota Press, 2007), and is working on her second monograph with the support of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Her current project is on the diasporic Iranian women’s autobiographical expression in memoirs and documentary film. This project, which draws on the intersecting fields of autobiography, diaspora, memory, nostalgia and trauma theory, focuses on the notable surge in autobiographical forms produced by Iranian women, and proposes that the trauma of the 1979 Iranian Revolution has created new possibilities for Iranian women’s subjectivities.

Research Interests

Postcolonial and Feminist Literatures and Theories; Autobiography; Documentary Films; Affect Theory; Studies in Memory and Nostalgia.

Selected Publications

Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran. University of Minnesota  Press, 2007.

“Revolution, Trauma, and Memory in Iranian Women’s Autobiographies.”  Radical History Review.  Volume 2009. Issue 105. Fall 2009.

“Seeing ‘Beneath the Veil’: Saira Shah and the Problems of Documentary.”  History, Film, and Cultural Citizenship: Sites of Production. Eds. Tina Mai Chen, David S. Churchill and Thomas Lahusen. Routledge, 2007.

Co-authored with Andrew O’Malley.  “Estranging the Familiar: ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Satrapi’s Persepolis.English Studies in Canada. 31.2/3.  (June/September 2005): 1-27.

Bad Feminist or Bad-Hejabi? Moving Outside the Hejab debate."  Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 1:4 1999: 555-571.

 

“Five Minutes of Silence: Voices of Iranian Feminists in the post-revolutionary age."

Postcolonizing the Commonwealth: Studies in Literature. Ed. Rowland Smith. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP, 2000.

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan