Academic Staff

Most of the academic staff members teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, while also carrying out research and administrative duties.
Name
Research Interests
Telephone
Office
E-mail or/and Personal Webpage
Academic Rank
 
Dr. Shideh Ahmadzadeh Heravi (Department Head)
 
Renaissance, Shakespeare, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Drama, History of Literary Criticism
(+98) 21-29902483
130
s_ahmadzadeh@sbu.ac.ir
Associate Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Shideh Ahmadzadeh received her BA degree from Ferdowsi University, Mashad in 1989. She later pursued her studies through the MA course in English Literature at Tehran University and was recognized as the first-best student in BA and MA degrees. She started her PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Gordon Campbell at the University of Leicester in 1995. Her Thesis is entitled “Narratives of Eros and Desire in Shakespeare’s Poetry”. She defended her thesis in February 1999 and moved back to Iran. She is now a full-time lecturer at Shahid Beheshti University and has been teaching English Literature at BA and MA levels. Her main research interests include Psychoanalytic Theory, Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare studies, Drama, and Metaphysical Poetry.
 
Dr. Amir Ali Nojoumian
 
Literary Theory, Modernist and Postmodernist Literature, Semiotics, Diaspora Theory, Children’s Literature, Teaching Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Cinema and Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies
 
(+98) 21-29902496
125
a-nojoumian@sbu.ac.ir   
Associate Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Amir Ali Nojoumian is associate professor of English Literature and Literary Theory at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of English Literature. He completed his MA and PhD studies in the UK at Leicester University during the 1990s. His doctorate research area is the poststructuralist thought with readings of Jacques Derrida’s writings on literature and theology. He has published a number of books and articles in Persian and English. His recent publication in Persian is entitled “Signs at the Threshold: Essays in Semiotics” published by Nashre No in 2016. Dr. Nojoumian’s research interests are interdisciplinary studies, semiotics and narrative analysis of literature and arts, philosophy of literature, modernist and postmodernist literature, deconstructive reading of literary and artistic works, teaching literature, and comparative criticism. Dr. Nojoumian is the present head of the English Department, Shahid Beheshti University. He is also a member of a research group, Tehran Semiotics Circle.
 
 
Dr. Sasan Baleghizadeh
 
Materials Development, Teacher Education, ELT Methodology
(+98) 21-29902471
133
s_baleghizadeh@sbu.ac.ir
Associate Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Sasan Baleghizadeh took a BA degree (Hons) in English Language and Literature and an MA degree (Hons) in TEFL from Allameh Tabataba’i University, followed by a Ph.D. degree in TEFL from the University of Tehran.  He has been teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of English Language and Literature of Shahid Beheshti University since 1380. Dr. Baleghizadeh has authored a number of textbooks including, Focus on Academic Words in English and Teaching Practice for English Language Teachers. His research interests are syllabus design and materials development and his published articles appear in both national and international journals including TESL Reporter, TESL Canada Journal, ELT Journal, Language Learning Journal, and Issues in Language Teaching.
 
Dr.  Kian Soheil
 
Victorian Literature, Children’s Literature, Literary Genres, Robert Browning
 
(+98) 21-29902471
126
k-soheil@sbu.ac.ir
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Soheil received his BA from Boston University and his PhD from King’s College, London. His main field of interest is the Victorian Period, especially Robert Browning. He also accepts PhD supervision in: drama, mythology, fantasy, short story, children’s literature.
 
Dr.  Sara Catherine Ilkhani
 
Historical Novel, Sir Walter Scott, Nationhood and National Identity, the Relationship History and Literature
 
(+98) 21-29902488
137
s_ilkhani@sbu.ac.ir
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Sarah C. Household-Ilkhani has taught in the Department of Literature at Shahid Beheshti University for some 20 years.  After gaining a BA(Hons) in French and History from the University of Surrey (England), she  went on to obtain a Master's degree in English Literature from the Université  Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a DEA in Comparative Literature (specializing in the 18th and 19th century French and English novel) from the Sorbonne (Paris, France).  She continued her studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) where she wrote her doctoral thesis on Sir Walter Scott.
Her research interests include national identity, postcolonialism, the historical novel and the relationship between history and literature. She has published on Scott, national identity and contemporary novels.
 
Dr.  Alireza Jafari
 
Modernism and Postmodernism, Intra-Disciplinary Studies, the Relationship between Capital and Literature, the Relationship between Ethics and Literature, the Relationship between Medicine and Literature, Literary Criticism, Theories on Poetry
 
(+98) 21-29902482
131
a_jafari@sbu.ac.ir
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Alireza Jafari is assistant professor of modern and postmodern English and American literature with a special emphasis on poetics and poetic theory at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. For over two decades he has been teaching B. A., M. A., and PhD courses in various Iranian universities, and he is currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Shahid Beheshti University. He completed his B. A. and M. A. degrees respectively at Shahid Beheshti University and Tehran University and he completed his DPhil research at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England in 2006 under the supervision of Professor Andrew Crozier. His doctoral dissertation concentrates on a reading of modern English and American poetry in the light of the metaphorical operations of money in literature. He has published many essays and books in Persian and English ranging from the economy of literature, and translation to postcolonial studies and poetics. His most recent work is a book on Hafez to be published by Payame Emrooz Publications. Dr. Jafari’s research interests include: modern and postmodern literature; literature, money and economics; literature and ethics; literature and medicine; philosophy of language; literary theory; comparative literature; visual and aural aesthetics; literature and media. Dr. Jafari is currently English Department Research Deputy, and Scientific Adviser to The Interdisciplinary Student Globalisation Association at Shahid Beheshti University.
 
Dr. Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab
 
Second/ Foreign Language Curriculum Studies, History of Foreign Languages in Iran, Language-in-Education Policies, Curriculum Innovation, Research in Language Education, Research Training, Practitioner Research, Research in Graduate and Post-Graduate Research Programs, Second/Foreign Language Assessment and Evaluation, Language Assessment Policies, Assessment Literacy, Assessment Standards
 
(+98) 21-29902482
129
anani@sbu.ac.ir
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab is Assistant Professor of TESOL in the Department of English Language and Literature at Shahid Beheshti University. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, an M.A. in TEFL and a B.A. in English Literature both from Alameh Tabatabai University. He has published widely in his areas of interest in local and international journals and authored a number of textbooks for teaching English as a Foreign Language. He is currently the chief editor of Roshd Foreign Language Teaching Journal. His research interests include classroom discourse, syllabus design and material development, assessment and evaluation and research in Language Education.
 
Dr. Shahriyar Mansouri
 
Twentieth Century Irish Novel, Theory of Novel, Historical Fiction, Bio-politics, Philosophy in Literature, Post-Freudian Psychoanalysis and Literature, Deleuzian Reading of Post-Nationalist Irish Identity, Modern Fiction, Post-Coloniality, Post-Colonial Literature
 
(+98) 21-29902483
132
s_mansouri@sbu.ac.ir
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Shahriyar Mansouri completed a PhD in English literature at the University of Glasgow. He specializes in the twentieth-century Irish novel, with additional interests in the theory of the novel, historical fiction, biopolitics, philosophy of literature, and the Deleuzian politics. He has presented and published papers on Irish identity and culture in post-independence Ireland, modern Irish fiction, and on authors such as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Roddy Doyle, and Edna O’Brien. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in English literature in Iran and abroad before joining Shahid Beheshti University in 1393. Dr. Mansouri represents Iran at ‘International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures’, IASIL.
 
Hadi Azimi
 
Comparative Literature, Translation Studies
 
(+98) 21-29902490
128
ha_azimi@sbu.ac.ir
Lecturer
 
Dr. Musa Nushi Kochaksaraie
 
Second Language Acquisition, Corrective Feedback, Materials Development
 
(+98) 21-29902490
128
 
m_nushi@sbu.ac.ir  
 
Assistant Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Musa Nushi received his Ph.D. from the College of Foreign Languages of Allameh Tabataba'i University in Tehran, Iran in 2013. He has taught English to Iranian EFL learners and teachers for almost 10 years. He spent the 2005-2006 academic year teaching Farsi in Portland State University in Oregon, the United States. His research interests lie mainly in the interface of second language acquisition and second language instruction, with particular emphasis on the role of corrective feedback in the L2 development. His work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Cognitive Science, University Textbooks: Research and Development, Journal of English Studies and Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics.
 
Emeritus & Retired Faculty
Dr. Jalal sokhanvar​
 
Philosophy of Literature, Postmodernism, Modern Poetry
 
(+98) 21-29902490
125
j-sokhanvar@sbu.ac.ir
Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Jalal Sokhanvar took a BA (1967) in English Language and Literature at the University of Mashad, followed by  MA in English Literature at Senate House U. of London and a PhD on American Literature at the University of Lille. He then joined the English department at Shahid Beheshti U. in 1976. He has interests in Philosophy of Literature, American Literature and Literary Criticism, teaching courses in Literary Criticism, Poetry and Philosophy of Literature. During his time at SBU, he has worked widely in student support and teaching practice, and was head of curriculum development committee at the Ministry of Higher Education. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Critical Language & Literary Studies, and has published books and articles on English Literature, Literary Criticism and Modern Drama.
 
Dr. Abolghasem Fatemi Jahromi
 
Phonology, Discourse Studies, Psycholinguistics
 
(+98) 21-29902490
126
Associate Professor
 
Biography
Dr. Seyed Abolghassem Fatemi Jahromi is an associate professor of English and visiting researcher and scholar at San Diego State University. He has published several other books including An English Translation of Selected Tales of the Shahnameh, A Survey of English Phonetics, Reflections on Reading, and A Comprehensive Pedagogical Approach to Teaching English Phonemes to Persian Students. Additionally he has published several national and international papers in the area of teaching and presented papers at international conferences. Presently he is teaching phonology, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics at MA and PhD levels at Shahid Beheshti University.
 
 
Administrative Staff
Department Head
Dr. Shideh Ahmadzadeh Heravi
 
Contact for: Research, Staffing, Finance, Affiliate and Visiting Academics
 
E-mail:
s_ahmadzadeh@sbu.ac.ir
    
Tel: (+98) 21-29902483
Department Deputy
 
Dr. Mohamad Reza Anani Sarab
 
 
Contact for: Current Postgraduate and Undergraduate students, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Postgraduate Funding, Schools visits
 
E-mail: anani@sbu.ac.ir                 
 
Tel: (+98) 21-29902482
 
Department Administrative Assistant
Fatemeh Sharifi
 
Contact for: General Enquiries
 
 
E-mail: fasharifi@gmail.com          
 
Tel:  (+98) 21-29902486
 
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