Dr. Andisheh Ghaderi (Andi) is a lecturer of French and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She has pursued two graduate certificates in African Studies and African American Studies from the University of Kansas. Currently, she is crafting her forthcoming book, Reimagining the American Dream: Critical Perspectives by Francophone Voices. Simultaneously, she is engaged in a translation project of a play, Mind-trap from Haitian Creole to English while also creating a manual for communicative Haitian Creole. Dr. Ghaderi’s scholarly interests are diverse, encompassing the Caribbean, Haitian literature, Francophone Africa, and Canada, Trauma Studies, Biopolitics, Race, Gender, and Class Studies, Black Cinema, and Literature. She also enjoys exploring Graphic novels and Comic Adaptations, as well as Eighteenth and 20th-century French literature. She is also a Digital Humanities scholar and has worked on Mapping the African Migration literature Across the Atlantic project at UBC. In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Ghaderi has written several articles exploring a wide range of Francophone texts, spanning from Canada to Mauritius and the Caribbean. Her most recent articles (authored and co-authored) have been featured in The French Review, The South Atlantic Review, Mouvance Francophone, Tête-à-Tête, and Springer. Currently, she is engaged in research examining Haitian radio folklores by Maurice Sixto and the portrayal of the United States in the works of Franco-Iranian author, Serge Rezvani.
She is passionate about world languages and cultures, and has fluency in English, French, Cajun French, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Persian, and German, and reading knowledge of Arabic and Japanese. Additionally, she is working on expanding her language repertoire, with ongoing efforts to learn Spanish. Beyond academia, Dr. Ghaderi is deeply committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equality. She has had the privilege of serving as a fellow advisor for DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) projects at the Watkins Museum in Lawrence, Kansas, and has had the privilege of creating a voice-over for the visually impaired audience of Not So Silent Cinema at Free State Festival on “Un Chien Andalou.” Dr. Ghaderi takes pride in working and supporting students and is currently a UBC REX program mentor.