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Pardis Minuchehr



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Pardis Minuchehr

Pardis Minuchehr holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. She is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Throughout her career, she has taught Persian language, literature, and film courses at various institutions in the United States, including the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, and the University of Virginia. She has also taught abroad at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Free University of Berlin.  

Dr. Minuchehr’s research and publications focus on a wide range of topics, including Iranian New Wave Cinema, the Iranian diaspora from the early twentieth century to the present, gender justice, postmodernism, world literature, decolonization, and trauma during the Second World War. She has also curated the virtual Pendar film festival in 2021, with a main focus on women and the environment in Iran. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Minuchehr is also involved in the production of movies that address environmental issues and race. She is also the Executive Director of the Academy for International Culture, a 501 (c)3 non-profit in the State of California.