SOHEILA AMIRSOLEIMANI portrait
  • Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
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Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • CLCS 4900-004
    Special Topics
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • PERS 4010-001
    Adv Pers Lang Skills I
  • PERS 4880-002
    Special Topics
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)
  • PERS 6880-001
    Special Topics
    Location: CANVAS (CANVAS)

Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Teachers of Persian. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.
  • Association for the Study of Persian Literature. 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Teachers of Persian. 01/01/2019 - 12/12/2019. Position : Member.
  • Association for the Study of Persian Literature. 01/01/2019 - 12/12/2019. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Teachers of Persian. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Position : Member.
  • Association for the Study of Persian Literature. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Teachers of Persian. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Position : Member.
  • Association for the Study of Persian Literature. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

 

Teaching is one of my foremost passions – whether it be teaching the intricacies of Persian grammar, the life and lessons of the indomitable Malcolm X, or the contemplative reveries of Islamic mysticism. 

I teach students to read closely and analytically, and to love and meditate on the questions that present themselves in life and literature rather than rush to find and hang onto answers and solutions.

Courses I Teach

  • Persian/Mid East/Clcs 4325 - Hyphenated Lives: Muslim-Americans in the U.S.
    This is a diversity course on Muslim-Americans, including African Americans and immigrant Muslims. Issues such as race, class, religion, and gender are discussed in this course.