Dr Amir Taha

Clouds: Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literature and Global South Studies.

Born in Egypt, Amir Allam Taha studied English Literature in Cairo, and moved to Germany in 2003. In 2011, finished his Masters of International Literatures at the Tübingen University with the topic: Fractured Narratives in Selected Postmodern Films: Schizophrenia, Masculinity, and Violence in David Fincher’s Fight Club and Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible.In spring 2017, he successfully defended his PhD Thesis, Film between Counterculture and Revolution: From the Anglo-American Youth Movements of the 1960s to the Arab Spring in Egypt with magna cum laude. Amir held and taught various seminars on Cultural and Film Studies at Tübingen University. In 2017, he was a visitor researcher at WISER via The Literary Cultures of the Global South project. He taught a seminar on Cinema and the Arab Spring in Egypt at Wits’ Department of African Literature. Starting October 2018, he will launch his research at CISA on Theses on the Global South.