UMass Dartmouth faculty Pamela Karimi

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PAMELA KARIMI: Selected Recent Work

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Book and Edited Volumes:


 Other Recent Publications:

  • “Tourism, Voyeurism, and the Media Ecologies of Tehran’s Mural Arts,” in Visiting Murals: Politics, Heritage and Identity, edited by Jonathan Skinner and Lee Jolliffe (Ashgate, forthcoming).
  • “Of Cultural Diplomacy and ‘Culture Games’: Curating Non-Western Art,” in ArtMargines(MIT Press, 2014).
  • “Weapons of the Resilient: A Postscript to ‘She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,’” in Jadaliyya (2014).


Selected Honors:

  • Iran Heritage Foundation Fellowship. London Middle East Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, January 2015-June 2015.
  • Green Award for a Faculty Member, UMass Dartmouth, April 2014.
  • The UMASS President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund (with Thomas Stubblefield), 2012.
  • Shortlisted for the Susan and Donald Newhouse External Faculty Fellowship, Wellesley College, 2011.
  • Honorable Mention Citation, Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year on a Topic of Iranian Studies, Foundation for Iranian Studies, 2010.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, 2008- 2009.
  • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2007-2008.
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, 2006- 2007.


Selected Professional Service to the Field

  • Board Member of AMCA: The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (Fall 2014-) and Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative(co-founder).
  • External Academic Reviewer since 2010: Choice Reviews; The Getty Research Journal; Journal of Planning History; Grey Room; International Iranian Studies Conference; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies; The International Journal of Iranian Studies; Lit Verlag Publishers; Oxford University Press.
  • Editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture (Spring 2012-Summer 2014).
  • Faculty Reviewer, MIT/Berkeley Dissertation Workshop at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation. Honolulu, HI (2013).
  • Academic Reviewer for the Graham Foundation Fellowships (2012); the Social Science Research Council (2012-2015); Ford Foundation Fellowships (Spring 2011 and 2012).
  • Editor-in-chief of H-AMCA listserv: An online network for members of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (2011-2013).