Associate Professor of Persian Literature
250 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 9472-1940
|Professor Wali Ahmadi, a native of Kabul, Afghanistan, came to the United Steates after graduating from high school in 1982. He received a B.A. in political and social sciences from California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) in 1987. In spring 1997, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. From 1997-2000 he taught at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia. Since 2000, he has been teaching Persian literature in the Near Eastern Studies Department at UC Berkeley. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2007 and also serves as the departmental Undergraduate Adviser. Professor Ahmadi’s primary areas of interest include classical and modern Persian literature, literary theory and criticism, and cultural history.||Interesting links:
The Barren Sky of Hope: Contemporary Persian Poetry in English Translation. (In Progress)
Iran Nameh: Journal of the Foundation for Iranian Studies (Washington, DC), vol. XXII, nos. 1-2 (2005).
Naqd va Arman/Critique & Vision: An Afghan Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities (1995-2003).