The UNM Department of Communication & Journalism hosts first fall colloquium on Friday, Sept. 19 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in room 119. Guest speaker Helia Vaezian, currently a Visiting Researcher, addresses the topic, “On representation of Feminism in Iranian media.”  

In this presentation, Vaezian shares her research on the discursive representation of the concept of feminism in Fars News Agency, the most active news agency in Iran. The results are drawn from a 450,000-word corpus of Persian news texts on feminism published by Fars News Agency from 2006-2012.

Vaezian has a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from the University of Science Malaysia and was a lecturer in Iran, where she taught translation and corpus linguistic courses. She also worked as a journalist in Iran for more than three years.