Mariam Rahmani

Comparative Literature

Mariam Rahmani is a doctoral student in Comparative Literature at UCLA with Persian, French, and German. Her interests span a range of topics in postcolonial theory, literature, and photography, including Orientalism and self-Orientalization. Her intended dissertation topic explores early Iranian feminism and the significance of debates around womenā€™s issues in Iranian modernization, treating various literary and archival documents as well as photography from 1850-1925. She holds an MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology from Oxford, completed a Fulbright research fellowship in the UAE, and worked in contemporary art in Dubai and New York prior to
starting the PhD.

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