M. Reza Ghorbanian holds a Ph.D. in English language and literature and is currently a lecturer of English studies at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice, France. He has also taught English and cultural studies at Sorbonne UnivesitéUniversité Paris Nanterre and Université Paris Diderot in France, as well as Carleton University and Queen’s University in Canada. His teaching focuses on cultural studies and American and English studies. His interdisciplinary research concerns the politics and poetics of identity formation, self-creation and subjectivation and also the work of Seamus Heaney. He has published articles and lectured extensively on these subjects.