She was nominated for the prize by Tobias Dietrich, a lecturer in film studies and film communication at the University of Bremen. "Moraghebi manages to combine her personal interests with her political and social commitment and the content of her studies in an impressive way – and always with a good-humored ease. That's why I can only emphatically recommend recognizing her work by presenting her with the DAAD Prize for International Students," he stated, explaining his nomination.
Involvement in the Arts Scene
Paria Moraghebi attended a Tehran high school with an area of focus on the arts, went on to complete her A-levels in art there, and wrote for various cultural and music magazines. In Germany, she took her A-levels again, as the Iranian qualification is not recognized here. She went on to study Media Culture Studies at the University of Düsseldorf, but transferred to the University of Bremen after two semesters. Here she has been studying Social / Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies and Art - Media – Aesthetic Education since the 2021/22 winter semester.
In addition to her studies and two part-time jobs, the student is involved in Bremen's cultural scene, for example with the association "Kultur im Bunker e.V." and the queerfilm festival Bremen. She is particularly committed to strengthening the perspectives of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
“Ms. Moraghebi has successfully overcome all obstacles on her path. In addition, she is involved in so many ways at the University of Bremen and in Bremen's community. Her determination, her diligence, and her strong will to make a difference made a deep impression on the selection committee," says Dr. Mandy Boehnke, Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity.
The DAAD Prize is awarded every year before Christmas by the Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity, Dr. Mandy Boehnke, and the International Office. The prize money is made available by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
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