Farangis Ghaderi: The Unsung Poetry of Kurdish Women

/ The York Centre for Asian Research & University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Farangis Ghaderi


July 16, 2021

Welcome to the Season 2 finale of Parse! The 20th of Parse is an excerpt from a talk given by Farangis Ghaderi where she speaks on the rich, ancient, and varied tradition of Kurdish poetry, which has unfortunately been portrayed as a genre dominated by male poets when in reality many Kurdish women have equally contributed to developing and preserving it despite many hurdles Kurdish people have had to face during their history.

Ghaderi is a research fellow at the Centre for Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She obtained her Ph.D. in Kurdish Studies from the University of Exeter in 2016 where her doctoral research examined the emergence and development of modern Kurdish poetry. She has taught Kurdish Sorani and Persian languages and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on Kurdish literature. Dr. Ghaderi is an associate editor of the Kurdish Studies Journal and co-editor of the Kurdish peer-reviewed journal, Derwaze.