Hessam Dehghani

Hessam smiles softly into the camera, against a gradient gray background, wearing glasses, a black jacket, and a lavender shirt.

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

“Literature provides a wonderful incentive for people to engage with academia and for academia to reach out from its confined groves towards the public. We have people joining us from remote villages and big cities to share their experiences and to hear the opinion of scholars as well. This is, for me, the benefit of public humanities, i.e. scholars writing and speaking to and for the public and dealing with their real issues rather than scholars publishing for other scholars in journals.”

Read the rest of the interview here