Primary Department: Art History
Began Graduate Studies: 2017
Area(s) of Research Interest: Hamed Yousefi's research focuses on the historical convergences of art and politics since World War II. He has made a series of essay films on the aesthetic history of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the revolution of 1979. He has also co-edited (with David Hodge) a collection of writings on and by the Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani (forthcoming). His current research at the department of Art History at Northwestern investigates the politics of Iranian modernism during the Cold War. His other interests include third world modernism, decolonialization, contemporary art and the politics of globalization, marxism, critical theory, the avant-garde, and artistic labour.