Education: B.A., Occidental College; M.A., CSU Los Angeles; Ph.D., UCLA
Dr. Tahani-Bidmeshki teaches literature with an emphasis on African American Literary and Cultural Studies. Her teaching and research interests include American minority literatures and cultures, literary theory, anticolonialism, psychoanalysis, nationalism, the literatures of revolutionary movements, and resistance literature. Her work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class in the U.S. and in transnational contexts. She is currently working on a book project on Frantz Fanon’s concept of the “new man” of decolonization in six post-WWII African American and Iranian anticolonial novels.