Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz is Personal Chair of Cinema and Iran at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on cinema and visual culture in the Middle East, particularly Iran. She has published in the fields of visual cultures, gender, and the engagement of religion and film, including Shi‘i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film (2011& 2018), and Visualizing Iran: From Antiquity to Present (ed. 2017), and A Video Essay: Making Space: Women and Freedom of Movement (2022).

Image courtesy of Nacim Pak-Shiraz.