PhD, University of Alberta, 2015
MA, Allameh Tabataba'i University, 2005
BA, Allameh Tabataba'i University, 1997
Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard is an Assistant Professor of Modern Persian Literature and Culture in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, an MA in English Language and Literature, and a BA in English Literature. Mostafa’s research and teaching interests include modern Persian and Iranian literatures and cultures, with a particular focus on feminist, critical masculinities, and critical diversity studies. He has published articles, book chapters, and book reviews in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Iran Nameh, The Journal of Middle East Studies, and Social Semiotics. Dr. Abedinifard is a member of the editorial and/or advisory boards of Iran Namag, The Journal of Men’s Studies, HUMOR, and folklor/edebiyat. Mostafa has been the founder and organizer of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies (نسخه ی فارسی) at UBC since 2018, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field. He will co-organize the series beginning in 2023.
More information on Dr. Abedinifard’s research projects and publications can be accessed through his website.
Research Interests in Iranian and Persianate Studies
- fiction, nonfiction, folk and popular culture
- (global South) literary theory; literary histories; history of ideas & emotions
- gender & sexuality; men and masculinities; critical diversity studies
- comparative literary and cultural studies; literature as world literature
- diaspora literatures and cultures
Prospective MA/PhD students should consider the following: I appreciate your interest in my research and teaching; however, due to prior obligations, I am currently unable to accept any new students. I wish you the best of luck in your academic pursuits and encourage you to explore other opportunities that may align with your goals and interests.