Nabizadeh, Golnar


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research), English
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Personal profile


Golnar Nabizadeh joined the University of Dundee as Lecturer in Comics Studies in September 2016. Her research focuses on comics and visual studies and particularly on representations of trauma, migration, and memory in these fields. Golnar received her PhD in English and Cultural Studies from The University of Western Australia, and has a monograph with Routledge entitled Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels (2019).




Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels (Routledge, 2019)


Articles and Book Chapters


“Communities at Risk?: Belonging and Memory in Blue by Pat Grant”. Textual Practice. Special Issue on ‘Fiction in the Age of Risk’ (forthcoming, 2017)


 “Vision and Precarity in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis”. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 44.1/2(2016): pp. 152–167.


“Comics Online: Detention and White-Space in ‘A Guard’s Story’”. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature (2016): pp.


“’If This Is Such a Great Country, Why Haven’t We Heard of Their Football Team?’ Configuring Identity and Belonging in Lucky Miles by Michael James Rowland. Occasion 10 (2016)


“Migrating Wests: Geographic Forms and Cultural Mediations”. Eds Golnar Nabizadeh and Aaron Nyerges. Special issue of Occasion 10 (2016)


“Of Rabbits and Men: After-Images of E. Philips Fox’s ‘Landing of Cook at Botany Bay, 1770’”. Adaptation 9.1 (2015): pp. 35–45.


 “Visual Melancholy in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival”. Eds Mel Gibson, Golnar Nabizadeh and Kay Sambell. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5.3 (2014): pp. 366–379.


“Watch This Space: Childhood, Picturebooks, and Comics”. Eds Mel Gibson, Golnar Nabizadeh and Kay Sambell. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5.3 (2014): pp. 241- 244.


“Going Places: Praxis and Pedagogy in Australian Cultural Studies.” Co-author Rebecca Rey. Cultural Studies Review 17.2 (2011): pp. 49–70.


Law and Literature. Ed Kieran Dolin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 17: “Trauma, Narrative and Literary or Legal Justice” (forthcoming).


The Social Work of Narrative: Human Rights and the Cultural Imaginary. Eds Philip Mead and Gareth Griffiths. Leiden: Brill/Columbia University Press. Chapter with Ned Curthoys: “Joe Sacco’s Palestine and the Politics of Memory” (forthcoming).


Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Trauma Narratives. Eds DanaMihailescu, Roxana Oltean, Mihaela Precup. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. pp. 171–190. Chapter: “The Afterlife of Images:Archives and Intergenerational Trauma in Autobiographic Comics”.


Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Eds Daria Tunca and Janet Wilson. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2016.Chapter: “An Ethics of Mourning: Loss and Transnational Dynamics in The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh”.


Encyclopedia Entries


Entries on “Comics in Australia”. and “Marjane Satrapi” for Encyclopaedia of World Comics: Manga, Anime, Tintin, and more comics from around the globe. Eds Frederick Luis Aldama and ChristopherGonzález. ABC-CLIO (forthcoming).


Entries on “Marginality” and “Edward Said”, Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Literature, University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University

Bachelor of Commerce, Murdoch University


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • PE English
  • PZ Childrens literature

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Golnar Nabizadeh is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Reader Arts & Humanities
Graphic Novel Arts & Humanities
Trauma Arts & Humanities
Justice Arts & Humanities
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Detention Arts & Humanities
Refugees Arts & Humanities
Xenophobia Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2014 2019

Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels

Nabizadeh, G., 16 Apr 2019, 1 ed. London: Routledge. 208 p. (Memory Studies: Global Constellations)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Graphic Novel
Cultural Memory
Human Rights
Visual Culture

The Lives of Others: Figuring Grievability and Justice in Contemporary Comics and Graphic Novels

Nabizadeh, G., 2019, Contexts of Violence in Comics. Horton, I., Hague, I. & Mickwitz, N. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

57 Downloads (Pure)

Understanding Coeliac Disease

Nabizadeh, G., Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Woof, J., Horner, R., Laird, C., Larkin, A., Miller, N., Quinn, K., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Fitt, M. (ed.), 1 May 2019, University of Dundee. 25 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
Celiac Disease

Archives and Memory

Nabizadeh, G. & Laird, C., 2018

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Interview with Shaun Tan

Nabizadeh, G., 1 Dec 2018, In : Studies in Comics. 9, 2, p. 333-342 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animated Film

Activities 2016 2018

Wilfred Laurier University Press (Publisher)

Golnar Nabizadeh (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Public Information Comics Symposium

Golnar Nabizadeh (Participant)
27 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Future of Comics Studies

Golnar Nabizadeh (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote

Comics and Memory

Golnar Nabizadeh (Speaker)
27 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote

Annual Forum

Golnar Nabizadeh (Speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote

Press / Media

Understanding Coeliac Disease: The comic with a serious message

Golnar Nabizadeh


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Seven comics with vital things to say about humanity

Golnar Nabizadeh


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research