"Tehrangeles": Sound, Image and Archives

When and Where

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
William Doo Auditorium (Lower Floor)
45 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 2H3


Join us for a multimedia presentation, panel discussion and double book launch focused on post-revolutionary Iranian popular culture in "Tehrangeles" (Tehran + Los Angeles), home to the largest concentration of Iranians outside of Iran. The event features scholars, artists and culture workers who examine Iranian diasporic cultural production in Southern California circa 1980 onwards.

  • Dr. Farzaneh Hemmasi (University of Toronto), author of Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California's Iranian Pop Music (Duke UP, 2020)
  • Hannah Darabi (Université Paris 8), author of Soleil of Persian Square (Le Bal, 2021)

Video collages by Omid Walizadeh

Moderated by Dr. Leila Pourtavaf (York University)



Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies, Jackman Humanities Institute, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies York University


45 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 2H3