Graduate Research Assistant
Azadeh Safaeian is pursuing her Ph.D. in comparative literary studies and MENA, and is the graduate research assistant in MENA for the 2016-2017 academic year. Azadeh obtained two batchelors degrees -- a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English-- from Azad University and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, respectively. She is interested in cinematic and literary representations of war in the Middle East, especially from the viewpoint of women and ethnic minorities. In addition to her native Kurdish and Persian, she works in English, French, and Arabic.