Art History Faculty Pamela Karimi Recent Work
PAMELA KARIMI: Recent Work
Selected Writings and Scholarly Presentations:
- Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era (Routledge, forthcoming in 2013) [Monograph]
- “Images of Children and Childhood in the Middle East,” special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2012). [Edited volume; introduction] (In conjunction with Professor Christiane Gruber).
- “Secular Dometicities, Shiite Modernities: Khomeini’s Illustrated Tawzih-al Masai’l,” Rhetoric of the Image: Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East, edited by Christiane Gruber and Sune Haugbølle. (Indiana University Press, forthcoming in 2012). [Peer-reviewed article]
- “Dwelling, Dispute, and the Space of Modern Iran,” Governing by Design: Architecture and Crisis from Modernization to Sustainability, edited by Arindam Dutta, Daniel Abramson, and Timothy Hyde (Pittsburgh University Press, forthcoming in 2012). [Peer-reviewed article]
- “Old Sites, New Frontiers: Contemporary Architecture in Iran,” A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, edited by Ellie Haddad (Ashgate, forthcoming in 2012). [Peer-reviewed article]
- “Embodied: Ideas and Ideals of the Female Form,” Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University (forthcoming in October 2011). [Exhibition catalogue essay on the works of Professors Laurie Kaplowitz and Stacy Latt Savage]
- “The Body as a Site of Political Intervention in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art,” (College Art Association, forthcoming in 2012 and in conjunction with Professor Staci Gem Scheiwiller). [Conference panel]
- “Enclosed by Chromolithographs: Interior Decoration in Qajar Iran,” Rethinking Architecture in the Age of Printing (the Society of Architectural Historians, forthcoming in 2012). [Conference presentation]
- Review of Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs by Talinn Grigor. CAA Reviews. June 2011. [Online publication]
- “Reactivating the ‘Lost’ Treasures of the European Avant-garde, an Interview with Bruce Checefsky,” Thresholds. Vol. 37. Spring 2011. Pp. 24-38. (In conjunction with Professor Anna Dempsey and Benjamin Matteson). [Interview]
- “Domestic Architecture and Mass Market in Modern Iran,” The 23rd Annual Seminar on Iranian Studies at Columbia University. May 2011.[Public lecture]
- “Westoxification.” Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal. Vol. 43. Fall 2010. Pp. 191-199.
- Review of Art of the Middle East: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran by Saeb Eigner and Zaha Hadid. Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey. October 2010.[Online publication]
- “When Global Art Meanders on a Magic Carpet: A Conversation on Tehran’s Roaming Biennial (30 May-6 July 2009)” Arab Studies Journal. Vol. XVIII No. 1. Spring 2010. Pp. 288-300. [Interview]
- “The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company as Cultural Entrepreneur: Urban Space and Architecture in Abadan,” The Eighth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference. May 2010. [Conference presentation]
- “Imagining Warfare, Imaging Welfare: Tehran's Post Iran-Iraq War Murals and their Legacy.” Persica: Uitgave van het Genootschap Nederland-Iran (annual of the Dutch-Iranian Society, published by Brill). Vol. 22. Winter 2008. Pp. 47-63. [Peer-reviewed article]
- “Ornament and Argument.” Bidoun: Art and Culture from the Middle East. Vol.13. 2008. Pp. 93-97. (In conjunction with Michael Vazquez)
- Translation of the preface to Passage to England?: The Travels of Salar Jang II, edited by Sunil Sharma and Omar Khalidi (Tehran: Nashr-i Tarikh Publishers). December 2008. Pp. 1-24.
- Review of Transitions in Domestic Consumption and Family Life in Modern Middle East: Houses in Motion by Relli Shechter. Arab Studies Journal. Vol. XV. No. 1. Spring 2007. Pp. 129-133. [Review essay]
- Thresholds. Vol. 32. Fall 2006. [Edited volume; introduction; interview with Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison]
- “Iranian Cinema: Texts and Contexts,” review of Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges: Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry by Michael Fischer. The Art Journal. Vol. 65. No. 2. Summer, 2006. Pp. 138-139. [Review essay]
- “Women, Gender, and Urban Built Environments in Iran,” Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.Vol. IV. Pp. 28-29. 2006. [Encyclopedia entry]
- Review of Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics by Akel Ismail Kahera. International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Vol. 36. No.1. February 2004. Pp. 143-145. [Review essay]
- The Provost Seminar Series Grant. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2011 (with Professor Thomas Stubblefield).
- Shortlisted for the Susan and Donald Newhouse External Faculty Fellowship, Wellesley College, 2011.
- The Provost Publication Subvention Grant. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2010.
- Honorable Mention Citation, Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year on a Topic of Iranian Studies, Foundation for Iranian Studies, 2010.
- The Scott Opler Grant for Emerging Professionals, Society of Architectural Historians, 2009.
- I.B. Tauris Best Essay Award for Anthropology of Iran. Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews in association with the I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2009.
- American Council of Learned Societies, 2008- 2009.
- The Barakat Foundation, 2008- 2008.
- American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2007.
- Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, 2006- 2007.
- Presbyterian Historical Society, Research Fellowship Program, 2006.
- Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Research Grant, 2006.
- The Aga Khan Scholarship for the Study of Islamic Architecture at MIT, 2003-2005.
- Editor of the H-AMCA listserv, the online network for the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey.
- Academic reviewer for the Ford Foundation Fellowships.
- External reviewer for The International Journal of Iranian Studies.
- Council member, Society for Iranian Studies, 2003-2005.