Yasamin Khalighi, M.A.

E-Mail: ykhaligh@students.uni-mainz.de
Doctoral Subject:  American Studies
Faculty: Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Faculty 05 Philosophy and Philology, JGU
Title of the Dissertation: Towards a Utopian Realism: Life Politics in Independent Climate Change Magazines
Supervisor of the Dissertation: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheiding
Mentor at the JGU: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jutta Ernst
Topic of the dissertation:
In my doctoral dissertation, I intend to study independent climate change magazines as intelligentsias, trying to show how these magazines, both textually and visually, draw their audience’s attention to the current environmental crises, engage and make them part of the solution. I classify this action under the concept of “environmental citizenship.” Close reading of independent climate change magazines based on “ecocriticism” will explain how these magazines, through visual and narrative storytelling, represent humans and nonhumans, and make the reader committed to and show empathy toward them. In my dissertation project, “life politics” theory assumes utmost significance for an understanding of how independent climate change magazines contribute to the agency of their audience.
10/2019 – 03/2022 Master of Arts, American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.
M.A. Thesis Title: New Forms of Storytelling in Journalism: The California Sunday Magazine
Grade: 1,3
09/2012 – 09/2015 Master of Arts, Translation Studies, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. (Graduated as Valedictorian)
M.A. Thesis Title: The Influence of the Leftist Ideology on Literary Translation: A Case Study of Translated Literary Works during Tudeh Party Dominance (from 1941 to 1953)
Grade: 1,0
09/2008 – 07/2012 Bachelor of Arts, English Language Translation, Jahrom University, Iran. (Graduated as Valedictorian)
Taebi Noghondari, Z., Nowruzy, A., & Khalighi, Y. (2016). [First Steps in collecting and Translating Iranian Folklore: A Case Study of Folktales and Folk Plays.] Iranian Journal of Translation Studies, 13(52), 39-56.
Khalighi, Y., Khazaee Farid, A., & Nazemian Fard, A. (2016). [The Influences of the Leftist Ideology on the Selection of Literary Works for Translation: A Case Study of Translated Literary Works during Tudeh Party Dominance (from 1941 to 1953)]. Iranian Journal of Language & Translation Studies, (48)3, 1-28.
Studienabschluss-Stipendium, funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, November 2021-February 2022.
Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfkraft), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Obama Institute, Abteilung Scheiding, October 2020- December 2022.
Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Goethe University of Frankfurt, B.A. Course (The American Press & Cultural Politics), Winter Semester 2022/23.
Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, ISSK, Winter Semester 2022/23.
Exhibition “Paperworlds/Blätterwelten”, Schule des Sehens, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, November 3, 2021-January 28, 2022. I wrote a chapter of an exhibition booklet on Rubbish FAMzine.