Department of Art Curriculum Vitae
Bozorgi’s researchengages with the nomadic knowledge of marginalized and minority groups in popular culture. Her recent project, “Threads of Freedom,” incorporates images taken by Iranian women themselves and shared on social media. Blending textiles, photography, and installation, she troubles the traditional view of photographs as flat objects, questions the binary between the supposedly immaterial digital and physical materiality of photographs, and demonstrates the entanglement between the materiality of photographs and their meanings.
Professor Bozorgi’s teaching philosophy is inspired by feminist pedagogy, prioritizes a non-canonical approach, and fosters an inclusive and non-hierarchical creative learning environment. Art-Based Research and Research-Creation methodologies are central to her work, and Bozorgi utilizes these approaches to support graduate and undergraduate students with their artistic production and scholarly work.
Bozorgi’s workhas been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally in Austria, England, Sweden, South Korea, and Iran, among others. Her work as a scholar has been presented at prominent conferences within the field on a variety of research topics, including photography theory, feminist post-humanism, visual culture studies, women’s and gender studies, and media studies. Her recent articles, “Threads of Freedom: Unweaving/Reweaving Representation” (2023) and “Virtual Reality in Art Education” (2021), were published in Art Journal Open and the journal Trends.