Iranian Studies Webinar Series: Cinema

When and Where

Friday, April 09, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Lecture via Zoom


Nacim Pak-Shiraz


Women Depicting Freedom of Movement in Iranian Cinema

This lecture, presented by the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies, aims to scrutinise the complex set of religious, political, and social structures that restrict or assist both men and women's movement in Iranian society.

Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz is Personal Chair in Cinema and Iran, and Head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has published in the fields of visual cultures, constructions of masculinity, and the engagement of religion and film. She has authored Shi'i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film (2011 & 2018), and edited Visualizing Iran: From Antiquity to Present (2017).

Co-sponsors: The Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies; the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Department of History; the Department of Historical Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies-UTM; the Cinema Studies Institute; the Centre for Comparative Literature; Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity; the Department of History (York University); the Department of English (Ryerson University), and Iran Namag: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies

Zoom Registration:
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registering once will give you access to the remaining talks in the series.

For further information, contact: Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi ( or Arshavez Mozafari (