Yalda Nafiseh Hamidi, Assistant Professor

Address: Morris Hall 203
Phone: (507)-389-5026


Yalda Hamidi is a Ph.D. candidate, interested in transnational, postcolonial, and Islamic feminisms. Her area of work is mainly focused on Middle Eastern and Iranian feminisms, war, diaspora, sovereignty, and the relationship between women and the nation. Yalda’s research, “From Female Patriotism to Diasporic Womanhood: Negotiating Diaspora and Feminist Aspirations,” challenges the appropriation of Iranian diasporic literature in feminist and literary canons, and suggests new ways of applying rhetorical listening for reading the multi-ethnic feminist literature. 


  • ABD, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University, 2020
  • M.A., Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2016
  • Certificate in Online Teaching, Stony Brook University, 2016
  • M.A., Women’s Studies, University at Albany (SUNY), 2014
  • M.A., Social Research, University of Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • B.A., Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran, 2004


  • Transnational Feminism
  • Critical Race Feminism
  • Feminist Pedagogy
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Feminism
  • Iranian Literature and Feminism
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