Minoo Moallem

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Minoo Moallem

Minoo Moallem

Professor of Gender and Women's Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Minoo Moallem is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. She chaired the Gender and Women’s Studies department at the University of California, Berkeley from 2008–2010 and the Women’s Studies department at San Francisco State University from 2001–2006. Moallem has recently ventured in digital media. Her online project, “Nation-on-the Move”(design by Eric Loyer), was recently published in Vectors. Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular (Special issue on Difference, Fall 2007). She is currently working on a book exploring the commodification of the nation through consumptive production and circulation commodities, such as the Persian carpet. She is also working on a research project on gender, media and religion and another project on Iran-Iraq war movies and masculinity. She received her M.A. in 1982 from the University of Tehran and her Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Montreal.

  • “Aestheticizing Religion: Sensorial Visuality and Coffeehouse Painting in Iran” in Sensational Religion edited by Sally Pomey, Yale University Press, 2014.
  • “Praying through the senses: The Prayer Rug/Carpet and the Converging Territories of the Material and the Spiritual” in Conversations: An Online Journal of the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, 2014.
  • “Objects of Knowledge, Subjects of Consumption. Persian Carpets and The Gendered Politics of Transnational Knowledge ” in Circuits of Visibility. Gender and Transnational Media Cultures. Edited by Radha Hedge, New York University Press, 2011.
  • “Passing, Politics and Religion” Special Issue of The Scholar ​& Feminist Online, Co-edited by Janet Jakobsen and Dominic  Wetzel, Summer 2011.
  • Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005.
  • “‘Am I a Muslim Woman?’ Nationalist Reactions and Postcolonial Transactions,” in Shattering the Stereotype: Muslim American Women edited by Fawzia Afzal-Khan. Feminist Press, 2005.
  • Guest Editor, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East on Iranian Immigrants, Exiles and Refugees.
  • “Violence of Protection,” in Interventions edited by Elizabeth Castelli and Janet Jakobson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  • “Women of Color in the U.S.: Pedagogical Reflections on the Politics of ‘the Name’,” in Women’s Studies in Its Own edited by Robyn Wiegman. Duke University Press, 2002.
  • Co-editor (with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon) of Between Woman and Nation. Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State, Duke University Press, 1999
  • “Multicultural Nationalism and The Poetics of Inauguration?” Co-author with Iain Boal, in Between Women and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999.

Keywords: Gender and Women's Studies; Middle East

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