BA, San Diego State University; MA, University of California at San Diego; Ph.D., University of Rochester
Babak Elahi holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester. He writes about American realism, Iranian cinema, Iranian diasporic culture, and the semiotics and politics of dress and fashion. His work has appeared in Iranian Studies, Simploke, Iran Namag, MELUS, International Journal of Fashion Studies, and Cultural Studies. His book, The Fabric of American Realism, was published by McFarland Press in 2009. Babak’s essays “Iranian Conditions: Metaphors of Illness in Iranian Fiction and Film,” and “At the Threshold of Iranian Studies” are forthcoming in the journal Iran Namag, and the book Middle East Studies after September 11 (Brill, 2018), respectively.
Babak also plays guitar and sings in local Rochester bands, The Resonant Freqs and The Tree Shakers.