Alireza Omidbakhsh is Director of Cultural and Social Affairs and assistant professor of Literatures and Cultures at the University of Allameh Tabataba’i in Tehran, Iran, where he teaches both Spanish and English languages and literature. His research areas are the literary theory, science fiction, and intercultural comparative utopian studies focusing on English, Spanish, Persian, and Islamic utopias. His publications include “The Virtuous City: The Iranian and Islamic Heritage of Utopianism”. Utopian Studies, Vol. 24, No. I, 2013: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA., USA and “The Roots of Dystopia in Iran,” published in Trans/Forming Utopia: “The Small Thin Story” (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009).