Associate Professor of Persian Literature (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
email@example.com 284 Barrows Hall
Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Wali Ahmadi, a native of Kabul, Afghanistan, came to the United
States after graduating from high school in 1982.
He received his B.A. in Political and Social sciences from California
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.
Wali Ahmadi's Curriculum Vitae
The Barren Sky of Hope: Contemporary Persian Poetry in English Translation. (In Progress)
- Edited Volumes:
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).
- Courses taught by Professor Ahmadi:
Near Eastern Studies 175 History and Culture of Afghanistan
Persian 102A-102B Classical Persian Prose
Persian 103A-103B Classical Persian Poetry
Persian 104A-104B Contemporary Persian Literature
Persian 105 Discursive and Analytical Persian Texts
Persian 200 Advanced topics in Persian Literature
Persian 298 Graduate Seminar