Photography Area Head Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Mona Bozorgi is an artist-scholar whose interdisciplinary research and artistic practice focus on identities in the age of post-humanism. Her work offers new ways of thinking about subjectivity, matter, and the process of materialization while exploring the intersections of bodies and technology.
Mona’s work provides alternative ways of understanding the contemporary self and its conversation with technology, simultaneously reflecting the importance of inclusive representation and questioning the idea that photography’s only function is to produce representation. This approach paves the way for understanding the performative nature of photography by focusing on the intra-action between humans and technologies and the entanglement between the materiality of the photographs and their meanings. This mode of exchange between humans and technologies inspired her to study how images, particularly selfies, “intra-act” on social media. Mona is currently working on her dissertation titled “Selfie-ing: Materialization of the Bodies via Apparatuses and Assemblages.”
Mona’s work has been exhibited in Austria, Sweden, the United States, 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 and feminist post-humanism, visual culture, women’s and gender studies, virtual reality in art education, and media studies.
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Interdisciplinary Arts; Critical Studies and Artistic Practice, Texas Tech University, TX USA.
Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, Texas Tech University, TX USA.
MFA, Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), GA USA.
BA, Photography, Azad Art and Architecture University, Tehran, Iran.
Research & Teaching Areas of Interests & Expertise
Theory and Practice of Photography
Virtual Reality and Photo Narrative
Women’s and Gender Studies
Post-humanism and New Materialisms
Media Studies and Performativity