Afshin Hafizi

General education professor


  • B.A., English language and literature, 1989
  • M.A., comparative literature, University of Utrecht and Amsterdam, 1998
  • M.A., international affairs, Florida State University, 1999
  • Ph.D., critical theory, University of Florida, 2004
  • Postdoctoral, technical communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005


Publication of General economy of Travel: Identity, Memory, and Death, forthcoming June 2011

Publications and Presentations

  • "Ideology and Utopia in William Godwin's Caleb Williams." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Spring 2003, Volume 4, Number 2.
  • "The Archival Machine of Language and the Logic of Spectrality: Of Repetitions, Translations, and Ghosts." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Fall 2006, Volume 8, Number1.
  • Hafizi, Afshin, and Angela Merta. "Modern Iranian Women's Poetry in Translation." In The Dirty Goat, Volume 19: September 2008.
  • " Eghtesade Mahdoode Safar Namehaye Mohajeran." ("The Restricted economy of Immigrant Autobiography") Pazhuhesh-e Zabanhaye Khareji (Research Journal of Foreign Languages), University of Tehran, Iran, forthcoming 2012.
  • Book project, a collection of translated Iranian Women's Poetry, under consideration by Host Publications, New York.
  • Translation project (together with Alireza Shomali, Wheaton College, Department of Political Science) on the political philosophy of Abolkarim Soroush, a contemporary Iranian philosopher and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Proposal submitted and accepted by I. B. Tauris, London.