About

I’m Assistant Professor of Modern Irish and English Literature at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran; and IASIL Regional Bibliography Representative for Iran. I specialize in the modern Irish novel, with special interests in James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O’Brien, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Disability studies, Memory studies, and reading modern literature in light of contemporary continental philosophy.

Research interests:

  • Modern Irish literature
  • James Joyce
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Flann O’Brien
  • Disability studies
  • Memory studies (SRE, Cognition, Politics and Lit.)
  • Philosophy and Literature (Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
  • Theory of the novel

Awards:

  • 2021 University Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2020 University Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2013 Doctoral Research Award – University of Glasgow, UK, School of Critical Studies
  • 2012 Doctoral Research Award – University of Glasgow, UK, School of Critical Studies
  • 2008-2010 Graduate Research Fellow – University Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Modern Languages
  • 2008-2010 Research Assistant – University Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Modern Languages

Professional Activities:

  • Nov 2017-Oct 2019: Vice Dean, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Shahid Beheshti University
  • March 2017- Nov 2017: Vice Dean, Shahid Beheshti University Center for Foreign Languages
  • 2015-Present: Editor at Large: Critical Language and Literary Studies – CLLS
  • 2015-Present: International Advisory Board, Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies
  • 2012-Present EFACIS (European Federation of Associations and Centers of Irish Studies)
  • 20012-Present ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)
  • 2011-present IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature)
  • 2011-present IASIL Regional Bibliography Representative For Iran
  • 2010-Present Irish Pen Association