I hold a Ph.D. in English from the University of Canterbury. I’m currently an
Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of
Tehran, a translator, and a researcher. I’m also Director of the University of
Tehran Center for Foreign Languages.
My main areas of interest are wide and varied and include Postcolonialism,
Orientalism, Diaspora Studies, Subaltern Studies, Middle Eastern Memoirs,
Literary Criticism, Post-9/11 Literature, Iranian Studies, American Studies,
Travel Studies, Critical Literacy, Critical Discourse Analysis, Persian/English
Translation, Digital Humanities, and Poetry!
My monograph, Representing Post-Revolutionary Iran: Captivity, Neo-Orientalism,
and Resistance in Iranian–American Life Writing (Bloomsbury, 2022), offers the
first in-depth critical exegesis of three iconic “memoirs” on Iran.