Babak同时 joined 凯特林 in 2019 as the Department Head of 文科. 他教文学, film studies and technical communication, as well as sophomore and senior seminar in the 文科 Department.
Before joining 凯特林, Elahi was a professor of communication and literature in the College of 文科 at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also served as Associate 迪安 there from 2011 to 2016.
He earned a 本科 of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University; a 主 of Arts degree in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego; and a P.h.D in American Literature from the University of Rochester.
His research interests include American literature, 流行文化, Iranian diasporic life writing, modern Iranian fiction and documentary film. Elahi has translated many Iranian works of fiction from Persian to English. His most recent academic article, “调整草,” is an extended study of the 1925 documentary film “Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life” and the subsequent musical score Iranian musicians composed in 1992. Elahi also is a musician with writing and performing credits on the musical score of the 2018 independent documentary “The House of Stronzo.”