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Dr Maryam Ghorbankarimi, Teaching Fellow

Mariam GhorbankarimiContact Information
Office: Buchanan 105
Telephone: 01334 463639 

Module surgery hours:
Monday 10-11, Thursday 10-11

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Maryam Ghorbankarimi moved to Canada in 2001 to continue her education in film at Toronto's Ryerson University. She completed her PhD in film studies at the University of Edinburgh in November 2012, her dissertation was entitled “A Colourful Presence; An Analysis of the Evolution in the Representation of Women in Iranian Cinema since the 1990”. As well as a scholar Maryam is a filmmaker and have made some award winning short films in both formats of short documentary and fiction. These works have been shown in a number of international festivals, namely: Montreal International Film Festival, Beijing International Short Film Festival, and Tehran International Short Film Festival. She is also a film editor and recently edited an Iranian-Canadian feature length film entitled “The Desert Fish”. Her wider research interests include the concept of third cinema and different national cinemas and transnational cinemas and cultures. Her current research is mostly on world cinema subjects, with a focus on Middle Eastern cinema specifically.

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See also

Forum for the Cultural Studies of Iran


A colourful presence: the evolution of women's representation in Iranian cinema
Ghorbankarimi, M. 1 Dec 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 225 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook


The key frames: milestones in the institutional history of animation in Iran
Ghorban Karimi, M. 28 Feb 2017 Animation in the Middle East: Practice and aesthetics from Baghdad to Casablanca. van de Peer, S. (ed.). London: I. B. Tauris, 14 p. (Tauris world cinema series)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The House is Black: A Timeless Visual Essay
Ghorban Karimi, M. 30 Nov 2010 Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran: Iconic Woman and Feminine Pioneer of New Persian Poetry. Brookshaw, D. P. & Rahimieh, N. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, 11
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Transcending cinema: Kiarostami’s approach to filmmaking
Ghorban Karimi, M. 1 Jan 2018 In : Iran Namag. 2, 4, p. IV-XVIII 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Nineteenth century Middle East through photographs : examining two photographic albums
Ghorbankarimi, M. 1 Oct 2007
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper