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Azimi, Amin

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

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Amin Azimi is a Work Study Student contributing to the Cinema Iranica project. Currently, Amin is a PhD student at the Center for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests encompass various aspects of dramaturgy’s evolution in the 21st century, the politics of aesthetics, and digital storytelling in contemporary Iranian theatre and film. Amin has published academic articles in esteemed international journals, including Asian Theatre Journal, Alternatives Théâtrales, and Theater der Zeit, as well as Iranian journals like Film Negar and Cimia. Over the past decade, Amin has served as a lecturer in theatre and cinema at several renowned universities, including the University of Tehran and the University of Art, also in Tehran. Additionally, he has worked extensively as a critic for specific theatre and film publications and mass media outlets in Iran. Besides his scholarly contributions, Amin has directed several plays and made short films and performances. He holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Art, and a BA in Theatre & Dramatic Literature.