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Kamran Rastegar, Ph. D., is assistant professor and director of the Arabic program in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures (GRALL) in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. He is also a member of the faculty of the International Letters and Visual Cultures program at Tufts. His research interests include modern literary interactions between Arabic, Persian and English literatures, the representation of violence and social trauma in contemporary literature and visual culture, postcolonial theory, film studies of Arab and Iranian cinemas.

Dr. Rastegar can speak about:

  • Arabic and Persian cinema and literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Contemporary cultural politics in the Middle East
  • Contemporary issues/politics in Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt
  • Cultural history of the modern Middle East
  • Cultural relations of the United States and Middle East