NAMAC Welcomes New Program and Member Services Manager Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz
07 Aug 2012
NAMAC is pleased to welcome Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz as our new Program and Member Services Manager. Aggie holds a Master’s degree in Multicultural Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia, where she served as a digital researcher and content writer for the Emmy Award-winning preservation and education project, the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative. In 2008, Aggie was named a University Fellow at Temple University and thus began a three-year tenure to earn her MFA degree in Film and Media Arts. While at Temple, Aggie wrote and directed three documentary films exploring issues of the Iranian diaspora. Her most recent film, Inheritance (2012), blends poetic and observational documentary forms to investigate diasporic identity formation and gender politics in the shadow of the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
As a media professional and educator, Aggie is interested in using film, video, and new media tools to inspire critical thinking, cultural understanding, and civic participation. Toward that end, Aggie worked closely with the Media Education Lab in writing and implementing media literacy curricula for various age groups. She has also taught a variety of college-level courses in media production and critical studies.
When not in the classroom, Aggie serves non-profits in meeting their communication needs. Before joining NAMAC, Aggie was the Media Director for the member-supported organization the Global Philadelphia Association. In this role, Aggie actively and regularly dialogued with leaders in Philadelphia’s commercial, NGO and educational communities in order to create web content highlighting local initiatives that increasingly connect Philadelphia to the globe.
“I am thrilled to join NAMAC,” Aggie reports. “I am looking forward to contributing to the growth of media arts education, practice, and outreach around the country.”
Aggie will join NAMAC on August 13.