An Enthusiast for Arts & Culture - Fluent In Six Languages
Education & Teaching
Mariam studied Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne University (Paris III) and completed it with a degree of "Licence ès Lettres." At the University of Freiburg/Germany, she pursued her studies of Islamology, Romanic Linguistics and American Literature obtaining a degree of a Magister Artium (M.A.).
She taught General Romanic Linguistics at Freiburg University, wrote an academic thesis about "The Cosmopolitism of French savant Valery Larbaud" and was asked to write a doctorate about multilingualism and creole languages of former French colonies.
Thriving to work in media, Mariam started her journalistic career in radio, as a culture and cinema editor. As a freelancer, she bridged disciplines such as cinema, literature, fashion, sports and politics and contributed for years to magazines such as VOGUE, MADAME, COSMOPOLITAN, Welt am Sonntag and Spiegel online.
She wrote a monthly column at Handelsblatt magazine "Junge Karriere" for three years and had multiple appearances as cinema expert on TV stations like N24 or RTL or national radio programs such as WDR and NDR. Today, she enjoys writing for "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung," Europe's biggest society magazine "BUNTE" or Swiss magazine "Style.“
As an expert of multiculturalism, she served as media adviser for companies such as SAT.1, L'Oréal, Swarovski.
Her passion: Bridging minds and connecting cultures.
Mariam is a guest lecturer at Hanover University for Media, pursues a cinematic project about Al Pacino and founded "BaKultur," a multidisciplinary salon for Persian culture in Hamburg that is planned to tour in several German cities.
She migrates between Paris, Teheran and Cannes and is currently based in Hamburg/Germany.
Born in Dusseldorf / Germany, raised in Teheran / Iran, Mariam was educated at the bilingual Deutsche Schule Teheran and speaks German, English, French, Farsi, Arabic and Spanish — and improvises in Italian and Turkish.