Welcoming especially inter- and trans-disciplinary as well as archival research projects in literature and culture, Dr. Abedinifard is currently accepting, to advise or co-advise, a limited number of MA students with shared interests who wish to advance their research in Iranian and Persianate studies within an “area,” “comparative” or “global” studies framework, focusing on literary and cultural texts from any or a combination of the following areas, with primary texts in original language and/or English translation: (All proposal material as well as any submitted research by students must be rendered in written English, with quotes from any original language appearing both in original and English at all stages of the development of the research.) (For application deadlines and any information regarding where and how to apply, please contact the Department via the following specified form.)
- Iran (Persian—as well as Azeri; Kurdish; Arabic; Turkmen; Balochi; Gilaki; etc.)
- Afghanistan (especially Dari and Pashto)
- Tajikistan (Tajik [Latin/Cyrillic/Arabic scripts])
- Pakistan (Urdu)
- India (Gujarati and Hindi-Urdu)
- their diasporas
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- Iran's “Self-Deprecating Modernity”: Toward Decolonizing Collective Self-Critique (2021)
International Journal of Middle East Studies, 53 (3), 406--423
- Persian ‘Rashti jokes’: modern Iran’s palimpsests of gheyrat-based masculinity (2019)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 46 (4), 564--582
- Reply to Davies (2017)
HUMOR, 30 (2)
- Ridicule, gender hegemony, and the disciplinary function of mainstream gender humour (2016)
Social Semiotics, 26 (3), 234--249
- Structural functions of the targeted joke: Iranian modernity and the Qazvini man as predatory homosexual (2016)
HUMOR, 29 (3)
- Autobiographical comics: life writing in pictures (2014)
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 5 (4), 477--479
- Book review: The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK, and Global Race JokingWeaverSimonThe Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK, and Global Race JokingAshgate, Surrey, 2011, £55 hbk, (ISBN: 9781409420118), 215 pp. (2013)
Cultural Sociology, 7 (3), 389--391
- The Education of Women and The Vices of Men: Two Qajar Tracts (2013)
Iranian Studies, 47 (2), 355--360