Yalda Nafiseh Hamidi, Assistant Professor

Address: Morris Hall 221G
Phone: (507)-389-5026
Email: nafiseh.hamidi@mnsu.edu


Dr. Yalda Hamidi  is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Minnesota State University. She is interested in transnational and Islamic feminisms, feminist pedagogy, and feminist cultural and literary studies. Her article, "Politics of Location in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis" is under publication in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. In 2020, she published "Locating Sickness: Disability, Queerness, and Race in a Memoir” in Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research

Yalda presented her research to multiple academic conferences and workshops on Iranian and Diasporic feminism and literature, feminist pedagogy, and teaching to students from religious and racial minority groups. Yalda facilitated the "Islamic Feminism Book Club" in collaboration with the Women's Center. She will continue her partnership with the Women's  & LGBT Centers on the politics of representation of Queer and Somali Muslims in the media and academic life.

In the academic year of 2021-22, Yalda is a fellow of The Socially Just Classroom: Teaching for Equity 2030, and she serves on the Diversity/ Reducing the Achievement Gap Committee.


  • Ph.D., Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stony Brook University, 2020
  • M.A., Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, 2016
  • Certificate in Online Teaching, Stony Brook University, 2016
  • M.A., Women’s Studies, University at Albany (SUNY), 2014
  • M.A., Social Research, University of Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • B.A., Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran, 2004


  • Transnational Feminism
  • Critical Race Feminism
  • Feminist Pedagogy
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Feminism
  • Iranian Literature and Feminism
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