PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature
Maryam Shariati is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and a Women and Gender Studies Portfolio candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interdisciplinary research centers on Modern Iranian Cinema and Literature, French and British Literature, and the role of the Iranian intellectuals, especially women, in forming Iranian identity in the Western literary world. Her dissertation, “Staging Iranian Modernity: Authors in Search of Identity” focuses on the complex web of cultural and national reconceptualization of modern Iranian drama and the role of the dialogic interactions with the European literary tradition in shaping the development of Iranian identity during the Pahlavi era. Maryam also has extensive experience teaching Farsi as a second/foreign language at different universities, including Brown University, UT-Austin, and UW-Madison.