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 […]Read more "Shirintarin"
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. […]Read more "Noam and the wail"