Hanieh Ghaderi is completing her second bachelor degree and is in her last year and final semester as a GSWS major. Her first degree was in Persian Language and Literature.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in the ways that power relations and socially constructed norms have been reproduced and maintained in media, literature, and language.
What is your hometown?
I was born in Tehran, Iran, which I miss so much because I have not been there for the last two years.
Do you have a favourite entry that you've worked on? What is it and why?
I have been working on Lydia Maria Child's An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans and writing a spotlight on it for the past two weeks. I find this book an amazing one as it is the first book containing arguments against school and job discrimination based on race written by a white woman. It is one of the most critical early manifestoes of Garrisonian abolitionism, and an important event in the history of feminism, for it helped launch women into the public sphere.
What is the worst task you've done for the WPHP?
We have a task called "final checking," meaning that we are supposed to find an online and reliable source confirming the information of each entry. In some cases, we just have the name of the book and its publication date, and we have to find all other information from the online source. Once, I faced a collection with more than sixty authors, publishers, and booksellers. It took me an entire day to add all the info to this entry. However, I still cannot say that it was a bad experience; it was just not the best one!
What do you do for fun when you aren't working on the WPHP?
I love drawing. I usually go and sit near the lake closed to my house and spend hours drawing and listening to music. Sometimes I draw while reading a novel and try to show how I imagine the events in the book.