Farbod Honarpisheh is presently the Dietrich School Humanities Center Fellow in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation, “Fragmented Allegories of National Authenticity: Art and Politics of the Iranian New Wave Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s,” was completed at Columbia University. He also completed at Columbia an MA degree with a thesis called “In the Labyrinth of Yeşilçam: Transient Cosmopolitanism, Passing Images of a Street, and a Theater in Istanbul.” Before that, he obtained BA and MA degrees from Concordia University. His research interests intersect film and media theory and history, critical theory, comparative modernist studies (visual and literary), intermediality, urban (im)materiality, postcolonial theory, and documentary studies. In addition to his research, writing, and teaching, he has for long been active in curating art-related events such as film/video screenings, exhibits, and talk series. Farbod is currently working on a monograph based on his dissertation.