Toloo Riazi joined the department in 2019. She completed her doctoral degree in Latin American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. She is specializing in contemporary Hispanic and Persian literature and culture. She has translated a few Spanish books into Persian, among them Cronopios and Famas (Julio Cortázar), Dear Diego (Elena Poniatowska) and The Basement Window (Antonio Buero-Vallejo). Her scholarly interests include revolutions, gender, migration, cultural and film studies. Her dissertation focused on a comparative study between the Cuban Revolution and its impact on the Iranian revolutionaries in 1970s.