Specializing in comparative literature, Behnam Mirzababazadeh Fomeshi is interested in Iranian studies, American studies and in particular the intersection of the two. He is also highly experienced in literary theory, with experience in teaching and considerable expertise in Persian language, literature and culture. Behnam is a fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research on Whitman and Persian poetry at Technische Universität Dortmund. In addition to Humboldt fellowship, Behnam received several grants including two for his research stays at the School of Modern Languages at University of St Andrews and the Department of Persian Studies at Leiden University. For more info, see https://behnammirzababazadehfomeshi.academia.edu/.