Minoo Moallem

Minoo Moallem

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Gender and Women's Studies Department & Director, Media Studies
Dept of Gender and Women's Studies
(510) 643-2107
(510) 642-0246
Research Expertise and Interest
Transnational and Postcolonial Feminist Studies, cultural studies, Commodity Cultures, Visual and Material Cultures of Religion, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, Middle East Studies, and Iranian Studies
Research Description

Minoo Moallem is a Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She is the author of Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005  and the co-editor (with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon) of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State, Duke University Press, 1999. She is the guest editor of a special issue of Comparative Studies South Asia, Africa and the Middle East on the Iranian Immigrants, Exiles, and Refugees. Her new book entitled  Persian Carpets: The Nation as a Transnational Commodity, Routledge, 2018.

Professor Moallem has also ventured in digital media. Her digital project, "Nation-on-the Move" (design by Eric Loyer) was published in Vectors. Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular.  Her new book is entitled Persian Carpets. The Nation as A Transnational Commodity.

Her most recent articles and book chapters include “Staging Masculinity in Iran-Iraq War Movies,” book chapter forthcoming in Handbook on Asian Cinema forthcoming from Palgrave; “The Unintended Consequences of Equality Within Difference,” Brown Journal of World Affairs, fall 2015; “Revisiting the Mostazaf and the Mostakbar,” in Feminist Futures, New edition, Zed Press, 2016; Aestheticizing Religion: Sensorial Visuality and Coffeehouse Painting in Iran” in Sensational Religion edited by Sally Pomey, Yale University Press, 2015 and “Praying Through the Senses: The Prayer Carpet and the Converging Territories of the Material and the Spiritual,” Material and Visual Cultures of Religion online publication, Yale University, 2014.

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