Khosro Raúl Soleimani (he/him/his)

Teaching Assistant, Spanish; Graduate Student in Spanish & Portuguese Studies
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Contact Information

Padelford Hall B-202-B
Office Hours
By appointment. You can send me an email to make an appointment.


M.A., Spanish Literature, Washington State University, 2015
B.A., Spanish Literature, University of Washington, 2009
Curriculum Vitae (177.41 KB)

Khosro Raúl Soleimani is a PhD candidate, poet, and Predoctoral Instructor. He has been teaching university level Spanish since 2009 (first at WSU and now at the UW). His interests include poetry, poetics, and the biographies of poets. He is currently working on his dissertation, an exploration of Francisco de Quevedo’s life and poetry. During 2017 (winter and spring), Raúl was the recipient of the Top Scholar Award. 

Raúl incorporates the study of poetry in his classes (whenever possible). His philosophy of education can be summarized in one word: compassion. He believes his students deserve to grow, and he also believes learning happens more effectively in a positive and welcoming environment.  

Raúl is a firm believer that an education in the humanities is a fundamental pillar in every student’s education. He incorporates social justice-oriented literature in his classes as well, giving a voice to those who have been historically marginalized. As an educator, he is also an advocate of equity, diversity, and inclusion.