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Moslemi, Leila

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

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Leila Moslemi is a Work Study Student and Research Assistant with the Cinema Iranica, Women Poets Iranica, and Archive projects at the Institute. Leila is also a PhD candidate at the Department of Near & Middle Civilizations at University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Tavakoli-Targhi. She earned her BA in Museum Studies at the Cultural Heritage Education Center in Tehran in 2005. In 2015, she received her first MA in Art History from York University, followed by her second MA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Toronto in 2018. Her current dissertation examines the Iranian visual public sphere from 1890-1953 by studying images from periodicals since the emergence of such print materials in Iran.