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Dr Golnar Nabizadeh

Honorary Research Fellow
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
LLB BCom Murd., PhD W.Aust.
Dr Golnar Nabizadeh completed her doctoral dissertation on loss and mourning in literary migrant narratives in the discipline of English and Cultural at UWA in 2012. Her main research interests are in the intersections between visual representation, life narratives and trauma studies in 20th and 21st century fictions.
Key research
Comics Studies in 20th and 21st Centuries
Trauma and memory studies
Visual literacy and representational modes in photography, film and graphic narratives
Critical theory, human rights, and law
* Monographs

2017 Golnar Nabizadeh. "Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels" (accepted for publication, Ashgate Publishing).

* Refereed Journal Articles

2016 “Vision and Precarity in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.” WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly. Special Issue on ‘Survival’ (in press).

2016 “Comics Online: Detention and White-Space in ‘A Guard’s Story’”. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. Special Issue on ‘Experimental Writing in a Globalizing World’ (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press).

2015 Golnar Nabizadeh. “Of Rabbits and Men: Adaptations of ‘Landing of Cook at Botany Bay, 1770’ by E. Philips Fox.” Adaptation. Special Issue on ‘Adapting Australia’ (Oxford University Press).

2014 Golnar Nabizadeh. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Article: “Visual Melancholy in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival”. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5.3 (2014): 366-379. Special Issue on 'Children’s Picturebooks and Comics'.

2014 Golnar Nabizadeh, Mel Gibson and Kay Sambell. “Watch This Space: Childhood, Picturebooks, and Comics”. Introduction: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2014.943013.

2011 Golnar Nabizadeh and Rebecca Rey. “Going Places: Praxis and Pedagogy in Australian Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies Review 17.2 (2011): 49–70. Special Edition on ‘Disciplining Innovations: New Pedagogies in Cultural Studies’.

* Book Chapters

2016 'The Social Work of Narrative: Human Rights and the Cultural Imaginary'. Eds Philip Mead and Gareth Griffiths. Chapter (with Ned Curthoys): “Joe Sacco’s Palestine and the Politics of Memory” (in preparation).

2016 "Images on the edge: Visual Cultures of Placemaking in a Precarious Age." Eds Paul Carter, Melinda Hinkson, and Amanda Ravetz. Chapter: “Online Comics, Digital Media, and Precarious Spaces” (in preparation.)

2014 "Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Trauma Narratives." Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. pp. 171-190. Eds Dana Mihailescu, Roxana Oltean, Mihaela Precup. Chapter: “The Afterlife of Images: Archives and Intergenerational Trauma in Autobiographic Comics”.

* Other

2016 Golnar Nabizadeh. EACLALS Conference Proceedings: Gateways and Walls Article: “An Ethics of Mourning: Loss and Transnational Dynamics in The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh” (in press, Rodopi).

2014 Golnar Nabizadeh. “White Space and the Digital Interface”. Birkbeck, University of London. Online submission.

2014 Golnar Nabizadeh. “Interview with Shaun Tan”. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5.3 (2014): 361-365. Special issue on 'Children’s Picturebooks and Comics'.

Funding received
Perth USAsia Centre
Seed Funding
Project Name: Pop West: A Foundation for understanding multiple Global Wests as mediated by popular culture (with Aaron Nyerges, University of Sydney)
Total Funding: 10,000 AUD

University of Western Australia
Doctoral Completion Scholarship (2011)
Total Funding: 12,000 AUD

University of Western Australia
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (2009-2011)
Total Funding: 88,000 AUD

Travel awards from Stanford University, University of Western Sydney, UWA Faculty of Arts.
European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Languages

Association for Cultural Studies

Asian Australian Studies Research Network
Honours and awards
Nominee, Faculty of Arts Teaching and Service Award - Teaching Excellence (2015, outcome pending)

Recipient, Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Mentoring Scheme (University of Melbourne, 2015)

Finalist, Teaching Award for Excellence (Early Career) (2014)

Best Paper, UWA English and Cultural Studies Postgraduate Conference (2011)

Dean's Postgraduate Award. Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Australia, 2011

Previous positions
Associate Lecturer, European Studies (2015)

Honorary Research Fellow (2013 - onwards)

Lecturer, English and Cultural Studies (2013)

Coordinator, Work-in-Progress seminars for English and Cultural Studies (2010)
- Contemporary Comics and Graphic Novels
- Visual Studies (theory and practice)
- Gender Studies
- Modernism
- Postmodernism
- Postcolonial theory and literature
- Communication Studies
- Critical Theory
Current external positions
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Senior Appeals Assessor, Office of the Appeals Convenor
Current projects
- "Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels" (Monograph in the Ashgate Publishing Series 'Memory Studies: Global Constellations)

This book responds to the boom in critical visual studies to offer a significant contribution into the study of cultural memory. By working across the disciplines of cultural studies, visual studies, and life writing, this book demonstrates the significance of comics and sequential art in the way that they transpose cultural memory.

- History of Comics in Australia (archival research - National Library of Australia)

- Migrating Wests: Geographic Forms and Cultural Mediations (with Dr Aaron Nyerges, Sydney). Forthcoming publication of the Stanford online journal, "Occasion" on this topic (2016)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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