Sara R. Yazdani holds a PhD in art history/media studies from the University of Oslo, Norway. Her fields of research are modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on the relationships between art, media, technologies, theory of the Anthropocene, media ecologies and process philosophy.

Trained in culture studies, media studies and art history in United Kingdom (Faculty of Art and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University) and Norway (PhD 2019, at the University of Oslo).

Yazdani is also an art critic and her work has been published in Artforum International, Mousse Magazine, Kunstkritikk, Art & Education, Objektiv, as well as in a number of journals and anthologies. She is a former co-leader of the research group Media Aesthetics at the University of Oslo, and in 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Yazdani is a member of the research group Media Aesthetics at the University of Oslo and the research network Sensorium at Linköping University, Sweden.

Academic qualifications

PhD Art History/Media Studies (Faculty of Humanities funded), University of Oslo, Norway, 2015-2019.
MA Art History and Media Studies (Distinction), University of Oslo, Norway, 2012-2014.
BA Media and Cultural Studies (1st Class Honours), Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 2007-2010.

Affiliations

August 2019-January 2020: Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, University Lecturer.

September 2014-October 2019: Media Aesthetics, Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, PhD Research Fellow.

May 2018-January 2019: Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, University Lecturer.

March 2016-August 2016: Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Medienwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Visiting Research Fellow.

January 2015-January 2019: Media Aesthetics, Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Co-leader of the Research Group Media Aesthetics.

May 2012-December 2015: Gallery MELK, Oslo, Norway.
Curator

June 2012-September 2014: Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, University Lecturer.

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sara.r.yazdani@gmail.com