Hamed Goharipour is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the College of Wooster. He teaches World Cities, Contemporary Urban Issues, Social Justice & the City, First-Year Seminar, Urban Studio, and Cities in Cinema. His research is broadly concerned with the representation of urban settings and elements in cinema, emphasizing Peircean semiotics. Recent publications include an article entitled "Reading the represented city and society: signs, theory, and the dynamic interpretativeness of Peircean semiotics" in Qualitative Research and an Encyclopedia Iranica entry on the representation of Tehran in Iranian post-revolutionary films. His current research project addresses the urban legacy of the sporting mega-events, focusing on the control and/or appropriation of urban space.