Sharareh Frouzesh

Lecturer, Humanities Core Program
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Comparative Literature (with Formal Emphases in Critical Theory and Gender & Sexuality Studies)
M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2007, Comparative Literature
M.A., University of Chicago, 2004, Social Sciences
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1999, Philosophy & Political Science


University of California, Irvine
185 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Critical theory; political philosophy; gender studies; psychoanalysis; 20th and 21st century Iranian and Iranian-diaspora literatures; Anglophone South African literature; postcolonial world literatures in translation
Academic Distinctions
Sharareh Frouzesh, Ph.D.
Comparative Literature
"Comparative and World Literature." Humanities Core Handbook 2020–2021, Beauchamp, Tamara, ed.. XanEdu, 2020. 50-59.
“How to Make a Barbarian in Three Steps.” Humanities Core Research Blog, 2016-17.
“The Utopia that Never Was.” Humanities Core Research Blog, 2016-17.
“The Receding Horizon: Iranian Films and the Overcoming of the Melancholia of Justice.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics. Issue 35: New Paradigms in the Study of Modern “Middle Eastern” Literatures (2015): 152-177.
The Use and Abuse of Guilt. University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. Dissertation (2013).
(with Nasrin Rahimieh) “Articulations of Resistance in Modern Persian Literature.” Chapter in Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures. Eds., K. Laachir and S.R.Talajooy. Routledge, December 2012. 79-98.
“The Politics of Appropriation: Writing, Responsibility, and the Specter of the Native Informant.” Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature. Volume 57 (2011): 252-268.
(with Nasrin Rahimieh) “Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Iranian Women Writing in English.” Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. General Editor Suad Joseph. Brill, 2010.
Review of “Caspian Rain” by Gina Barkhordar Nahai. MELUS Journal, Volume 33, No. 2 (Summer 2008): 183-184.
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