• Ph.D., Program of Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures (NELC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2020
  • M.A., Program of Iranian Studies, Dept. of NELC, UCLA, 2011
  • B.A., Department of English, UCLA, 2008


  • Early classical Persian epic poetry
  • Women in classical and early modern Persian poetry
  • Woman poets of Greater Iran

Honors & Awards

  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship in Arabic
  • Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies

Fields of Interest

  • Women in premodern Persian literature
  • Early-modern and modern women poets of Persian
  • Literary translation
  • Persian language pedagogy
  • Heritage language pedagogy