Laila Riazi

Comparative Literature

Laila Riazi is a doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and is pursuing a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. Riazi previously served on the editorial board of Duke University Press’s interdisciplinary journal, Qui Parle. Riazi currently co-organizes the Townsend Center Working Group on Psychoanalysis and serves as assistant to the Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society.

Laila Riazi works primarily in postcolonial theory and across Arabophone, Anglophone and Francophone literature. Other research interests include ecocriticism and environmental literature; colonial psychoanalysis and medicine; visual studies; gender and sexuality studies; and poetics, aesthetics, and politics.