Pedagogy and Teaching

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL

Roshan Institute Associate Professor in Persian Studies

Minorities in the Middle East (graduate seminar)
Iranian Women Writers
Love in Classical Persian Poetry
Critical Genealogies in Middle East Studies (graduate seminar)
Literary Diasporas of the Middle East
Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
Wars and Veterans: Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Middle East Women Writers
Iranian Post-1979 Cinema
Iranian Prison Literature
Advanced Persian

GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor of English and International Literature

Postcolonial Theory and Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Islamic Literature (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Sufism: ‘Attar, Rumi and Eraqi
Islamic Sufism and Christian Mysticism
Literature of the Islamic World: Literary Diasporas (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Persian Medieval Love Poetry
Middle Eastern Women Writers (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Iranian Post-1979 Cinema
World Literature

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Teaching Associate (Instructor of record), 2011-2012

Comparative Literature Program
Major Middle Eastern Literatures: Unconventional Love Narratives in Persian Medieval Literature
Major Middle Eastern Literatures: Middle Eastern Women’s Writings,

Teaching Assistant 2008-2013

Comparative Literature Program
Major Works of European Literature: Classical and Medieval, fall 2008
Major Works of European Literature: Renaissance to the Enlightenment, winter 2009
Major Works of European Literature: Romantic to Postmodern, spring 2009, spring 2010
Global Humanities, winter 2011, winter 2013
Literature of the Americas, Spring 2013

Feminist Studies Department
Women, Society and Culture, fall 2009, fall 2010
Sex, Love and Romance, spring 2011

Religious Studies Department (voluntary)
Women’s Literature and Politics in the Muslim Middle East, spring 2011
Modern Iran, spring 2010
Islam and Cinema, spring 2010, spring 2011

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2013 Lecturer, Gender and Women Studies, California State University, Northridge
2007-2008 ESL Instructor, LA ORT College
2007-2008 Writing Tutor Trainee, CSULA Writing Center
2007-2008 English Language Arts Tutor, The Academic Advantage
2004-2006 Researcher, English Language and Literature, Islamic Azad University, Rudehen, Iran
2000-2001 Lecturer, English Language and Literature, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
1997-2006 Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, Islamic Azad University, Rudehen, Iran

Pedagogy
Pedagogy Workshops Held

– Faculty Development Workshop: “Class Discussions” and “Interactive Activities,” Georgia College and State University, October 2015
– A Job Market Workshop for Graduate Students of Comparative Literature Program at University of California, Santa Barbara: “How to Prepare a Teaching Portfolio?” Feb. 20, 2014.
– Lead Teaching Assistant, Comparative Literature Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshops: “Promoting Diversity,” “Disability Students,” “Fair Assessment,” “Deterring Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty,” “TA Ethics,” “TA-Professor Relationship,” October 2011-June 2012
– Campus-wide Teaching Assistant Training Workshop: “Conducting Discussion on Sensitive Topics,” September 2011
– Teaching Assistant Trainer, Comparative Literature Teaching Assistant Training Workshop: “Breaking the Silences: How to get students to participate in discussion Sections,” March 2011

Pedagogy Courses and Workshops Attended

“Equity in Teaching,” Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2021.
“Women ADVANC Leadership,” Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020-2021.
“Research Related Skills,” Faculty Learning Community, Office of Undergraduate Research, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019-2020.
“QEP Integration of Making into Courses,” Faculty Learning Community, BeAM MakerSpace Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019-2020.
Feminist Epistemologies and Pedagogy course, Fall 2011
Lead Teaching Assistant Institute, August 2011
Feminist Studies Pedagogy Session, November 2008
Comparative Literature Teaching Assistant Training Workshops, 2008-2012

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