Independent University, Bangladesh
Ms. Tazeen Ahmed
Ms. Tazeen Ahmed
Lecturer A
Department of Media and Communication,
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Room No: 7008D
Email Address: tazeen.ahmed@iub.edu.bd
Phone Number: 2425
Website: https://filed-away.blogspot.com/

    Research Profile






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Tazeen Ahmed

, "Cinema’s Home (Original title in Bengali: সিনেমার বাড়ি সিনেমা ঘর)", Magic Lanthon, , 2020,

Tazeen Ahmed

, "Film Review: Extraction", Showtime, Dhaka Tribune , 2020, (Link)

Ahmed, Tazeen 

, "Debi: How Horror Saved the Day", Nari O Progati, Issue 28, Journal of Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) , 2019,

Ahmed, Tazeen

, "Piracy and Film Viewing in Bangladesh", Media and Cultural Identity: Texts and Contexts, Edited Volume, 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Centre for Social Science Research , 2017,

Ahmed, Tazeen

, "Wong Kar-wai: Global Cinema, Local Hong Kong", Journal of Social Studies, Issue 144, Bangladesh , 2014,
  1. CMN 201 : Introduction to Communication
  1. CMN 203 : Mass Communication - Structure and Process
  1. CMN 302 : Media, Culture and Society
  1. CMN 304 : Language of Film
  1. CMN 306 : Scriptwriting
  1. CMN 404 : Documentary Video Production
  1. CMN 409 : Cinema and Cultural Identity
  1. CMN 416 : TV Drama Production
  1. CMN 417 : Film - TV Business Practices
  1. CMN 602 : Digital Media and Everyday Culture

Tazeen Ahmed has completed her MA with Distinction in Film and Television from the University of Westminster, London. Her research interests include popular Indian 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, Ms. Ahmed 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 which went on to win the 'Best Director' and 'Best Actor' awards in 2016. Ms. Ahmed was invited as a delegate at the festival during the preceding year. She also has the experience of working with Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival as a volunteer.

Due to her interest in Fine Arts, Tazeen Ahmed is a member of Gideree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, a non-profit and multidisciplinary organization, creating scopes for cultural and artistic exchange between artists and communities through collaborative approaches. She often provides volunteer support for this organization and worked as an Art Mediator at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018 on behalf of the organization.

Before transitioning into a career in Film Studies, Tazeen Ahmed was a Data Analyst for Somewhere In Net Limited as part of their outsourcing team and worked on projects with Peace Research Institute of Oslo and Rystad Energy, Norway during 2008-2009. She also worked as a Research Executive at MRC Mode Limited during 2007 and her responsibilites included projects with BRAC, Bangladesh Police, Katalyst and Social Marketting Company.

 

Areas of Interests: Popular Indian Cinema i.e. Bollywood, film piracy, experimental cinema, popular music and culture, animation, Far Eastern Cinema, transnational cinema, national identity, gender indentity.



Member, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh [2014 - Ongoing]

Tazeen Ahmed is a member of GIderee Bawlee Foundation of Arts, a non-profit and multidisciplinary organization, creating scopes for cultural and artistic exchange between artists and communities through collaborative approaches. She often provides volunteer support for this organization and will be working at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018 on behalf of the organization as an Art Mediator.

 


  • MA Film & Television: Theory, Culture & Industry, 2010
    University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
  • BA (Honors) Statistics and Economics, 2006
    York University, Toronto, Canada