Dr Maryam Ghorbankarimi

Lecturer in Film Practice


Maryam Ghorbankarimi is a filmmaker and film scholar. Born and raised in Tehran, Maryam Ghorbankarimi moved to Canada in 2001 to continue her education in film at Toronto’s Ryerson University. She holds a BFA, MA and completed her PhD in film studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 and her dissertation was published as a book entitled A Colourful Presence; The Evolution of Women’s Representation in Iranian Cinema in 2015.

Maryam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has developed some new practice based modules in film at Lancaster University.