Brief CV


  • The Appeal of the Fantastic and the Improbable in Late Eighteenth-Century Children’s Literature
    (International Research in Children’s Literature– Edinburgh University Press, UK,  2021)
     Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • Borders Made in Great Britain”: In Conversation with Reza Amirkhani about his Afghanistan Travelogue, Janistan, Kabulistan
    (Studies in Travel Writing– Routledge, UK,  2019)
     Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • “A labor of love”: On the perils and seductions of writing about Iran. An Interview with Jill Worrall
    (Studies in Travel Writing– Routledge, UK, Nov. 2018)
     Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • When America Downed an Iranian Airliner and Celebrated It!
    (Counterpunch– July 4, 2018)
    Journal Website  
  • Constructing Alterity: Colonial Rhetoric in Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter
    (Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies- Routledge, US, Nov. 2017)
    Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • Not Without My Daughter: Resurrecting the American Captivity Narrative
    (American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences– American Institute of Islamic Thought, US, Sep. 2017)
    Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologizing Shiʿte Iran in Naipaul’s “Islamic” Travelogues
    (Journal of Shiʿa Islamic Studies, UK, Summer 2016)
    Journal Website   Academia   ResearchGate
  • Orientalism Beyond Belief: Critiquing the Problematics of V. S. Naipaul’s “Islamic” Travelogue,
    (Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics , Iran, Spring 2017)
    Journal Website    Academia   ResearchGate
  • Reading Islamophobia in Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran
    (U.S. Studies Online, British Association for American Studies, July 2015)
    Journal Website     Academia    ResearchGate
  • Review of Being a Muslim in the World by Professor Hamid Dabashi,
    (Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia, UK, Winter 2014/15)
    Journal Website     Academia     ResearchGate
  • De/Constructing the Iranian Other: Captivity, Neo-Orientalism, and Resistance in Three Paradigmatic
    American Memoirs
    (PhD Dissertation, University of Canterbury, August 2015)
  • Orientalist Fiction in Two Non-Fictions of V. S. Naipaul: Representations of Iran in Among the Believers  and Beyond Belief
    (MA Thesis; University of Tehran, August 2009)

Translations, Poems, etc.

Translation and Preface to “Breaking Hegemony: A Collection of Articles by Edward Said on Islam, Iran, and the Hostage Crisis” (Tarjoman Publishing, Nov. 2018)

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Translation into English of the play “Home” by Naghmeh Samini (in
New Iranian Plays, 2021, Aurora Metro Books, England: London)


Translation of the short story “The Silk” by Joy Cowley (Hamshahri Dastan 86, March 2018)


The short story “Khalegh”  (Hamshahri Dastan 94, December 2018)


Translation of the short story “Kenneth’s Friend” by Owen Marshall (Hamshahri Dastan 102, March 2018)


Translation of three poems by Leila Kordbache in Parsagon: The Persian Literature Review , March 2020



Three Poems by Hossein Nazari, published in Parsagon: The Persian Literature Review (Vol 05)

Conferences & Talks

  • The World, the Text, the Critic: Reflections on Edward Said’s Legacy
    Sixth Humanities Night, (On Postcolonialism), Asre Andishe Organization, 2018 (Dec.) Tehran, Iran
  • Not Without My Daughter: A Latter-Day American Captivity Narrative
    Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran, 2018 (Oct.) Tehran, Iran
  • The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologizing Shiʿite Iran in Naipaul’s “Islamic” Travelogues
    2nd International Conference on Shiʿi Studies, Islamic College, 2016 (May) London, England
  • Developing a Peace-Oriented Curriculum Based on Prophet Mohammad’s Code of Ethics: A Native Solution for a Violence-Stricken Region 
    Vienna International Congress on Science and/or Religion: A Debate of the 21st Century (Co-presented with Prof. Rezvan Hakimzadeh), 2015 (Aug.) Vienna, Austria
  • The Familiar King of Letters in the Letters of Foreign Disciples: The Imprint of Sa’di on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
    Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Kashan, 2015 (May) Kashan, Iran
  • Iran: A Tour D’horizon 
    University of Canterbury Postgraduate International Presentation, 2013 (Nov.) Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Cracking the Monolith: Edward Said, Revolution, and Hostage Taking 
    Edward W. Said: Public Intellectual, Cultural Critic, Activist Symposium, University of Otago, 2013 (Oct.)      
    Dunedin, New Zealand       
  • Naturalism in the Works of Sadeq Chubak and Thomas Hardy
    The 2nd International Conference on Literature and Science, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran, 2008 (Nov.)  Tehran, Iran        
  • Form-Focused Instruction Through Stories 
    The 4th TELLSI Conference, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Shiraz (co-presented with Dr. Arman Abednia), 2008 (Feb.) Shiraz, Iran               
  • The Mad King: Analyzing Madness in Shakespeare’s King Lear 
    The 1st Research Seminar in English Language and Literature, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tehran, 2007 (Jan.) Tehran, Iran

Thesis Supervision & Examination

  • Phantasmatic Self-Preservation: A Psychosocial Study of Suicidal Doppelgangers in Ford Madox Ford’s The Rash Act and Paul Auster’s The Locked Room (2019) (Advisor, MA Thesis; University of Tehran)
  • Rethinking the Irish Identity: Chronotopic Politics of Liminality in Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney, Medbh McGuckian, and Paul Muldoon (2019) (Advisor, MA Thesis; University of Tehran)
  • Liturgy of the Mask: Creating and Performing Sankofa in Post-Colonial Ghanaian Theatre (2015)
    (Supervisor, PhD Dissertation; University of Canterbury)
  • Modern Life Terror as Dramatic Expression in Selected Plays of Sean O’Casey, Caryl Churchill, and Martin McDonagh (2019) (External Examiner, PhD proposal; University of Tehran)
  • A Critical Study of Derridaean Reading of Abrahamic Eschatology in Arthur Clarke’s Selected Works (2018)
    (External Examiner, PhD proposal; University of Tehran)
  • Hysterical Realism in Thomas Pynchon’s Novels: Gravity’s Rainbow, Mason & Dixon, and Against the Day (2018) (External examiner, PhD dissertation; University of Tehran)
  • Rendition of CSIs in AVT: Strategies Used in Dubbing and Subtitling of Feature Films in Iran (2018)
    (External examiner, MA thesis; University of Tehran)
  • Historical Vision, Social Critique, and Jewish American Literary Tradition: A Cultural Materialist Reading of E. L. Doctorow’s Fiction (2018) (External examiner, PhD dissertation; University of Tehran) 
  • Constructive Imperialism and Britain’s Imperial Destiny (2018)
    (External examiner, PhD proposal; University of Tehran) 
  • Transparent Orientalism: A study of J. M. Coetzee’s Selected Novels (2018)
    (External Examiner, PhD proposal; University of Tehran)
  • The Artistic Breach of the “Post-Ideological” Consensus: Contemporary British Political Drama (2017)
    (External examiner, PhD dissertation; University of Tehran)
  • Manifest Destiny and American Identity in Selected Novels of Cormac McCarthy: A Contrapuntal Reading (2017) (External Examiner, PhD proposal; University of Tehran)
  • A Lacanian Reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear (2017)
    (External examiner, MA thesis; University of Tehran


   ♦   Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA), 2016

   ♦   Modern Language Association (MLA), 2015

   ♦   Iran-New Zealand Friendship Association (INZFA), 2015

   ♦   Association for Iranian Studies (AIS), 2011

   ♦   Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA), 2011

   ♦   International American Studies Association (IASA), 2011

   ♦   New Zealand Literary Translators (NZLT), 2011

   ♦   New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI), 2010


•    National Elites Foundation of Iran (2016)

•   American Studies Award (2013 )               

•  Doctoral Scholarship, Washington State University (2011)  

•   International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Canterbury (2011) 


  • Persian/Farsi: native speaker

  • English: native proficiency

  • French: intermediate proficiency

  • Arabic: intermediate proficiency

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