Maryam Ahmadi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Rhetoric, Politics, & Culture program in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Political Sociology from the University of Tehran, and a second MA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests lie at the intersection of rhetorical theory and history, the study of colonialism and empire, and global/non-Western rhetorics. In her current work, she focuses on the suasive discourse of “occidentosis” (gharbzadegi) within the context of Iran’s encounter with colonial modernity to consider how Persian rhetorical practices and theories emerge from a semicolonial locus of enunciation.
Work for CID:
Maryam Ahmadi translated KC23: Afrocentric and KC24: Asiacentricity into Persian.