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FARSHID SADATSHARIFI

    FARSHID SADATSHARIFI is a dedicated scholar and researcher in the field of applied literature. His work investigates how literature can offer insights into humanexperience, exploring themes of meaning, purpose, and well-being.
    His doctoral research, which brought an existential lens to his analysis of classic Persian literary works, has significantly enriched the academic discourse. During his postdoctoral studies, he broadened his focus, exploring how literature and film can illuminate the search for meaning in life. This extensive research, which forms the basis of his recent book, offers a fresh perspective on the renowned poet Hafez through the lenses of positive psychology and eudaimonia.
    Exploring the intersection between literature and psychology led him to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has invested significant time and effort in ACT training, seeking to understand how literary themes can enhance and complement the ACT framework. His current project, analyzing Attar Neishaboori’s “Conference of the Birds” from an ACT perspective, further demonstrates this innovative approach.
    Farshid Sadatsharifi’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is not just a professional stance but a deeply personal one. As a racialized newcomer with a disability, he has experienced firsthand the challenges of exclusion. His years of work in promoting multiculturalism and accessibility are a testament to his empathy and understanding, and his dedication to creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels valued.
    He also has a proven track record of organizing and facilitating more than 600 successful events in Iran and Canada over the past two decades.