Next month, I start the Fall semester with a new position as a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Media Studies Department. I’m very pleased to be joining this department for the first time! I’ll […]
Co-leading the ECREA PhD workshop in Brussels on Diaspora, Media, and Migration
I just received drafts of the work I’m going to be reviewing and giving feedback on for this workshop. Looking forward to going to Brussels in October to engage, together with the wonderful Myria Georgiou […]
Guest Lecture on digital citizenship at University College Utrecht
Yesterday I gave a guest lecture to a wonderful group of students at University College Utrecht, the same college I received my Bachelor of Arts from 15 years ago. It was a memorable experience for […]
Guest lecture: Engaging with the refugee crisis beyond Eurocentrism
Last week I gave a guest lecture in the graduate course, Postcolonial Transitions, at Utrecht University (course lecturers Dr. Gianmaria Colpani and Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi). The lecture was part of a course module on applying postcolonial frameworks in order to better understand the Arab Spring, its historical background, and its aftermath.
Guest lecture on transnational migration and media circuits
“The Istanbul I moved here for is gone” Today I gave a guest lecture in the course, Postcolonial Europe at Utrecht University, led by Dr. Gianmaria Colpani and Dr. Layal Ftouni. It was a great […]
Guest lecture on using data visualization methods in anthropological research
I’m glad to have the rather unique opportunity of giving a guest lecture this week to anthropology students who want to know more about the possibilities of data visualization methods within an ethnographic research design. The lecture is part of a methods module in the Anthropology Bachelor at the University of Amsterdam that directly addresses questions about how compatible “qualitative” and “quantitative” methods are with one another.
Guest Lecture on Digital Memory
In January, 2017 I’ll be giving a guest lecture in the wonderful course, Somatechnics: Bodies and Power in a Digital Age, led by Dr. Domitilla Olivieri and Dr. Magda Gorska. My lecture will be based on a chapter of my book, The Internet and Formations of Iranian American-ness, which will also be coming out in 2017. The chapter focuses on how practices of collectively remembering the past involve various forms of media. Specifically, it raises questions about what digital mediation does to these practices of remembering. One of the striking examples that I discuss in the chapter is The Cat and the Coup.
Guest Lecture for Postcolonial Europe course
In a week I’ll be giving a guest lecture in the course, Postcolonial Europe. The course is given by Dr. Layal Ftouni as part of the undergrad minor in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. The title of my lecture is The Muslim Rape of Europe and it’s about how boundaries of gender and sexuality are policed in tandem with the policing of the borders of European nation states. It’ll be my first lecture at my new department. Looking forward to it….
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Guest speaker at NOISE Summer School 2016
Excited to have been invited to contribute to the NOISE Summer School of 2016, organized by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies. Check out the call for participants. Sounds like it’s going to be great: