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Iranian Studies


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    Assistant Professor, Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Professorship in Persian and Iranian Studies, Director of Persian and Iranian Studies Program
  • Naghmeh Samini
    Affiliate Assistant Professor


  • Aria Fani, “What Does Translation Mean in the Age of Colonial Modernity?” In The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation, edited by Michelle Quay, Patricia Higgins, and Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi (2022), pp. 286-298. Learn more
  • Aria Fani and Schwartz, KL. Persianate Pasts; National Presents: Persian Literary and Cultural Production in the Twentieth Century (Special issue), Iranian Studies 55.3 (2022): 603-790. Learn more
  • “What Is Literature? The Rise of a Global Literary Discourse” (Mandarin Chinese title: 文学是什么?一种全球性文学话语的兴起), Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures (2021): 42-49. Learn more
  • Aria Fani, "Iran’s Literary Becoming: Zokaʾ ol-Molk Forughi and the Literary History That Wasn’t," Iran Namag 5.3 (2020), pp. 114-144. Learn more
  • Alavi, Samad. "Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity." Iranian Studies 49, no. 6 (November 2016): 1099-1103. Learn more
  • Widlake, Sean, "Mohammad Mosaddeq and the Referendum: Iran and the Exception in the Cold War" (2015). Thesis. Learn more
  • Samad Alavi, "Living in Lyric: The Task of Translating a Modernist Ghazal" in Persian Language, Literature and Culture: New Leaves, Fresh Looks, ed. Kamran Talattof, Routledge, 2015. Learn more