Shadee Abdi

Lecturer III
Director of Public Speaking

Photo: Shadee Abdi


Phone: 505-277-5305
Office: Room 202

Ph.D., University of Denver, 2017


Dr. Abdi is the Director of Public Speaking and Lecturer III at the University of New Mexico. She is a critical cultural scholar who emphasizes performance studies, queer of color communication, and performances of Iranian diaspora. In her work, Dr. Abdi explores how conflicting cultural discourses complicate and enhance our intersectional understandings of identity and power relative to race, sexuality, gender, nationality, religion, ability, class, and family. Her research specifically considers how Iranian-American women negotiate their identities within the intersections of sexuality, culture, and family. Her work has been featured in The Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.