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Naghibi, Nima


Associate Professor


BA (Toronto); MA (Guelph); PhD (Alberta)




416-979-5000 ext 2140

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Nima Naghibi is an Associate Professor of English at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Her research is in the areas of postcolonial and diaspora studies, and life narratives with particular attention to questions of human rights and social justice. She is the author of Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora (Minnesota Press, 2016) and Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran (Minnesota Press, 2007). She has published on Western representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern Women, specifically the hijab, in Western discourses; diasporic Iranian life narratives; documentary films, and the filmic adaptation of Marjane Satrapi‚Äôs Persepolis. Her essays have appeared in such journals as English Studies in Canada, Interventions: an International Journal of Postcolonial Studies; Radical History Review, and Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly.

Research Interests:

Postcolonial and Diasporic theories; Human Rights; Memory; Trauma; Life Narratives/Memoir