Ms. Tazeen Ahmed has completed her MA with Distinction in Film and Television from the University of Westminster, London. Her research interests include Asian cinema, film piracy and experimental cinema. Currently she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Department of Media and Communication as a Senior Lecturer. She was also appointed as a local faculty for University of California San Diego (UCSD)-IUB Special Academic Research Project on Film-making and Television Journalism for Peace and Tolerance during 2014 and 2015. Furthermore, she is a member of Self-assessment Committee of the department.
As the faculty Coordinator of IUB Film Club, she curates screenings, arranges workshops and lectures. As a film activist, she works with independent filmmakers of Bangladesh and helps them connect with global film festival market. She introduced the international award winning Bangladeshi film Live from Dhaka to Singapore International Film Festival.
Due to her interest in fine arts, Tazeen Ahmed is a member of GidereeBawlee Foundation of Arts, a community-art based organization where she provides volunteer support and worked as an Art Mediator at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018 on behalf of the organization.
Research interests Popular Indian Cinema i.e. Bollywood, film piracy, experimental cinema, popular music and culture, Far Eastern Cinema, transnational cinema, national identity and gender indentity in cinema.
Teaching Area Language of film; film aesthetics; close reading; film style; film and cultural identity; film and television business; film history; script writing; documentary filmmaking; television fiction; media, culture and society ; introduction to communication studies; media writing
Ms. Ahmed also holds a BA (Honors) degree in Economics and Statistics completed from York University, Canada.
Research and Publication
- Debi: How Horror Saved the Day, Nari O Progati, Journal of Bangladesh NariProgati Sangha (BNPS), Issue 28, July – December 2018
- Piracy and Film Viewing in Bangladesh, Media and Cultural Identity: Texts and Contexts, Edited Volume, 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, CSSR, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Accepted for publication in 2016)
- Wong Kar-wai: Global Cinema, Local Hong Kong, Journal of Social Studies, Issue 144, October-December 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Cinema Distribution and Exhibition: Face of Piracy in Bangladesh, Celluloid, vol. 34, Issue 1, January 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh