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College of Arts and Sciences

Parisa Vaziri

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:

Comparative Literature

Near Eastern Studies

Academic focus:

Histories of slavery in the Indian Ocean world, theories of race, media theory, concept of mediation 

Current research project: 

Blackness in Iranian Visual Culture

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Comparative literature, emphases in critical theory and visual studies; University of California, Irvine, 2018
  • B.A., Comparative literature and French, New York University, 2007

Last book read:

“Jayi Digar” by Goli Taraghi

In your own time/when not working:

Writing unintelligible poetry in Persian; walking, anywhere with leaves

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Slow Time: Chronopolitics of Iranian Cinema, Media Theory

What most excites you about Cornell:

Meeting new bodies of water.