Nadi Tofighian is a researcher and lecturer at the Section for Cinema Studies at the Department of Media Studies. He has previously been a lecturer at Linnaeus University, Örebro University and at De La Salle University Manila, and a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University in 2015-2016. He is a special issues editor for Early Popular Visual Culture, a member of the board of the Swedish Film Institute, and currently working on his monograph ‘Let the American Show You’: Early Cinema in U.S. Colonial Territories.
He completed his doctoral dissertation, Blurring the Colonial Binary: Turn-of-the-Century Transnational Entertainment in Southeast Asia, in 2013. At the department he has been a course coordinator and lecturer for the following courses: Cultural Studies and Moving Images, Postcolonial Perspectives on Audiovisual Media, Introduction to Cinema Studies, and Film Hiistory part III. He has moreover designed and taught the courses Visual Documents: Archive, Memory, History and Ethnographic Film and Self-representation.