Nojang Khatami is currently in the final stage of dissertation writing at UBC and teaching courses on the politics of identity and history of political thought.
His research in political theory includes questions of democratic theory, decoloniality, aesthetics, and agency, with a focus on comparative political thought.
“A Self That Hides in Others: The Cosmopolitan Vision of Abbas Kiarostami,” Asian Cinema Vol. 27, No. 2 (October 2016).
“Empathy, Disgust and the Primal Aesthetic of Steve McQueen III,” in Seven Degrees of Independence: Shifting Currents in Alternative American Cinema, eds. A. Ganjavie and M. Khoshchehreh (London: H&S Media, 2015).
“With the Eyes of Others: Reza Mirkarimi’s Today in Perspective,” Offscreen Vol. 18, No. 9 (September 2014).
“Acting under Tyranny: Hannah Arendt and the Foundations of Democracy in Iran.” With Ramin Jahanbegloo. Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2013): 328-346.
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, University of British Columbia, 2018
SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, 2016
Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Award, University of British Columbia, 2015
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF), University of British Columbia, 2014
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2014-2017
Five-year Social Sciences Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2014 (declined)
Jackman Humanities Fellowship & FAS Award, University of Toronto, 2014 (declined)
Selected Conference Activity
Panel Participant, “Art, Risk, and Revolution: Theorizing Anti-Racist Struggles of the Postcolonial,” American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 29, 2019.
Public Lecture, “Articulations of Identity in the Iranian Diaspora,” University of British Columbia, Department of Asian Studies, Vancouver, B.C., March 15, 2019.
Presentation, “The Problematics of Inclusion across Cultures: Insights from Deliberative Democratic Theory,” High North Dialogue, Bodø, Norway, April 17, 2018.
Presentation, “Racism and the Challenge to Care: Reconsidering Recognition and Receptivity,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), April 14, 2017.
Presentation, “Cosmopolitanism: Challenges and Promises of Global Flows,” High North Dialogue, Bodø, Norway, April 7, 2017.
Presentation, “Perspectives from the in-between: Roger Casement and the Challenge of Cultural Understanding,” Pacific Northwest Political Science Association (PNWPSA), November 11, 2016.
Guest lecture (in Spanish), “La Expresión Cultural, la Diversidad, y la Empatía/ Cultural Expression, Diversity, and Empathy,” Department of Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú. June 3, 2015.