Niloufar Talebi

Teaching Lecturer, English

Office Phone: (603)535-2746
Office Location: Ellen Reed House
Mail Stop: MSC 40

Niloufar Talebi is an author, award-winning translator, interdisciplinary artist, and producer. Her book projects include Editing/Translating the bilingual anthology, Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008), and the hybrid memoir, Self-Portrait in Bloom (l’Aleph, 2019), which sits at the intersection of autobiography, biography, cultural mediation, poetry in translation, lyrical essay, travelogue, and photo essay. She also created Abraham in Flames (composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, world premiere 2019), the operatic companion to her memoir, both projects inspired by the iconic Iranian poet, Ahmad Shamlou. Her projects as librettist have been commissioned and presented by Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kennedy Center, Stanford Live, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. San Francisco Emeritus Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman says: “A cultural worker of the highest order, Niloufar does the bravest work, transforming not only the society from which she comes, but help change the society in which she lives.” For more information on her work, visit

Courses Taught
  • Writing and the Creative Process (online, asynchronous)