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Nahid Ahmadian

Nahid Ahmadian profile

Lecturer, English

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Comparative Literature

Nahid is a Professional Track faculty member at the University of Maryland, Department of English. She received her second Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2022. Her dissertation, a historical survey, studies the development of Iranian drama and theater in the 1980s and 1990s. Nahid gained her first Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Tehran where she taught English and world literature during and after graduation. Her dissertation at the University of Tehran focused on the patterns of narrative in selected British historical dramas and philosophical texts on history. Nahid has published peer-reviewed articles and translation books. Her translations include Three More Sleepless Nights (2023), Fen: A Play (2019), The After-Dinner Joke (2016 & 2018), Nietzsche, an Introduction (2009), and An Introduction to Modern European Philosophy (2008). In collaboration with Ali-Reza Mirsajadi, she has co-edited Oblivion and Other Plays from Post-Revolutionary Iran, a translation anthology, which will appear from Seagull Books London Limited. Nahid teaches World Literature and Social Change (CMLT270), World Literature by Women (CMLT275), Literature of the Americas (CMLT277), Introduction to Persian Literature in Translation (PERS371), and Academic Writing (ENGL101) at the University of Maryland. She has served as a researcher of Persian fiction at the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and as a reviewer in Theatre Quarterly, an Iranian journal on dramatic literature. Her areas of interest include drama studies, British drama, Iranian theater, Persian literature, theater historiography, and literary translation.