Bryan Brown, a colleague at my performance studies department recently pointed me in the direction of Shirin Neshat as an example of a Iranian contemporary artist making poignant, precise and stunning film, photography and media works in New York. Whilst I had seen Shirin in interviews on illegal Persian satellite channels when I was living […]

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Noam and the wail

The breadth of Noam Chomsky’s intellectual span has been an inspiration to my academic ambitions for as long as I could count case studies. My claws may instinctively extend in response to his views on the Iranian threat, but overall, I have faith in his perspective. Some say I have faith in too many things. […]

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