• M.A. in Comparative Literature, UCLA (June 2017)
  • M.St. in Islamic Art & Archaeology, University of Oxford (October 2011), Distinction (highest honors)
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University (June 2010), Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Field of Interest

Postcolonial literature & theory, gender, politics of modernization, Orientalisms


Persian, French, German


ESLit, Mariam Rahmani, fall 2020: This course explores the rich history of modern and contemporary Anglophone literature written by authors who learned English as a second language or within a bi/multilingual context.