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 women’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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