Kiana Youssefzadeh Clementi (she/her) is the Multicultural Academic Counselor & Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander (ADPI) Student Retention Specialist. She was born in Tehran, Iran and spent most of her childhood in Iran. She has grown up between American and Iranian cultures and her bicultural identity is what shapes her worldview. Kiana holds both a master’s degree in French and a PhD in Romance Languages from the UO. Her doctoral thesis, “Lines Redrawn: Envisioning Feminism and Islam in Francophone Fiction (1980-2019)”, explores questions of Islamophobia, diaspora, and violence against women via comic books and novels. Before transitioning to advising, Kiana taught French at the UO for approximately seven years, which gave her insight into the struggles and successes that students experience. She is adamant that everyone deserves to be heard, seen, and valued. In her free time, she enjoys baking, playing video games, reading, watching cooking shows, and spending time with her husband, dog, and cat.
Office number: 541-346-8856