American academic and political analyst. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and
spent the first 13 years of his life in the United States. Marandi is a graduate
of the University of Tehran and Birmingham University (UK). Marandi is also the
former head of the North American Studies program at the University of
Tehran. He is currently a professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the
university and an adviser to the Iranian nuclear negotiations team in Vienna.
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