Maryam Kashani

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Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Racial/ethnic/religious diasporas and transnational political movements; gender and sexuality; Islam and Muslim communities; visual anthropology, documentary, and experimental filmmaking; visual culture and the senses; knowledge, ethics, and power; and new media forms and methods.

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  • Gender and Representation
  • Feminist Theory
  • Asian American Media and Film

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm


Journal Articles

  • Kashani, Maryam. "The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Islam in the United States; Roundtable with Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Evelyn Al-Sultany, and Sylvia Chan-Malik." Amerasia Journal (2014):


  • Kashani, Maryam. "Book Review of Ebrahim Moosa's What is a Madrasa?." Rev. of What is a Madrasa?Journal of the American Academy of Religion 84.1 (2016):
  • Kashani, Maryam. "Film review essay of Roxanne Varzi's Plastic Flowers Never Die." Rev. of Plastic Flowers Never DieVisual Anthropology 27.1 (2011):
  • Kashani, Maryam. "Book Review of Claudia Der-Martirosian's Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles: the Role of Networks and Economic Interests." Rev. of Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles: the Role of Networks and Economic InterestsJournal of Ethnic History 29.1 (2009):

Audio/Visual Publications

  • Signs of Remarkable History (HD, 77 minutes). Dir. Maryam Kashani. 2016.
  • Our Look Was as If Two Lovers or Enemies (three-channel installation). Dir. Maryam Kashani. 2015.
  • When They Give Their Word, Their Word is Bond (site-specific installation). 2012.
  • Best in the West (16mm/SDvideo, 72 minutes). Dir. Maryam Kashani. 2006.
  • things lovely and dangerous still (16mm film for trumpet and drums). Dir. Maryam Kashani. 2003.