Dr Arezou Zalipour

Arezou Zalipour

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD (Waikato), PhD (UKM)

About Arezou

Arezou Zalipour's research and creative practice focus on the intersections of screen production and practice, audiences, socio-cultural diversity, and migration and diaspora studies. Her recent project offered a theoretically innovative, ground-breaking study of the (mainly digital) production practices of diasporic filmmakers in New Zealand by first ever conceptualisation of 'Asian New Zealand cinema'.

Her work has been published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, The Communication Review, Transnational Cinemas, Media International Australia, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal as well as other journals and edited collections. Her forthcoming book is entitled: Migrant and Diasporic Film and Filmmaking in New Zealand.


Arezou welcomes graduate and doctoral inquiries from anybody who thinks anything related to the areas of her expertise and interests qualifies her to supervise them.

Research Interests

  • Screen production and practice
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Audience Reception Studies in culturally diverse societies
  • Asian New Zealand cinema
  • diasporic and transnational film and film-making in New Zealand
  • migrant, diasporic and transnational cinema
  • philosophy and sociology of imagination and creativity
  • phenomenology of the image
  • transmedia, multimodal storytelling
  • media and creative practice in diaspora
  • Postcolonial Studies, nationhood, and migrant-indigenous studies in screen and media
  • ethnic media and digital cultures
  • World cinema, Iranian cinema
  • video and film production, and VR
  • community production
  • video pedagogy
  • practice-based and practice-led research, auto-ethnography



Screen Production, Diaspora Studies, Transnationalism, Postcolonial studies,
theories of screen and representation, audiovisual aesthetics, multiculturalism and super-diversity, media audience studies, Reception Studies, Media and Creative Practice, diasporic imagination, social imagination, video/film production, digital storytelling, community production

Contact Details

Phone: +64 7 838 4634