Minoo Moallem is a Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Since 2018, she has been the director of Media Studies. She is an affiliated faculty of Center for New Media, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, International and Area Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, Graduate Group in Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies, and Near Eastern Studies Department.
Her areas of specialization are Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Theories; Islamic Nationalism and Transnationalism; Visual, Popular and Consumer Cultures; Middle Eastern Studies; Iranian Cultural Politics, and Diasporas.
- The Abigail Reynolds Hodgen Fund, 2014-2015
- UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, 2010.
- UCHRI Award for “Fatema Mernissi for Our Times,” Conference, 2016-2017.
- Yale Material/Visual Cultures of Religion Initiative, 2009-2012.
- UCHRI Award for “Militarism in Everyday Life” Conference, 2009.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR), Québec, Canada, 1990-1992.
- Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1987-1990.
Poetry, Gardening, Yoga, hiking, Dancing
Publications and Exhibitions
Selected List of publications:
Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005.
Persian Carpets: The Nation as a Transnational Commodity. Routledge 2018.
Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and The State, Duke University Press, 1999.
Special issue of Comparative Studies South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East on the Iranian Immigrants, Exiles, and Refugees.
”Nation-on-the Move” (design by Eric Loyer) was published in Vectors. Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. The University of Southern California.
Most Recent Articles and Book Chapters:
“Gender and Culture,” in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition, 2019.
“Staging Masculinity in Iran-Iraq War Movies” in Handbook on Asian Cinema edited by Aaron Magnan-Park, Gina Marchetti and Tan See-Kam, Palgrave, 2018
“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.
“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.