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  • Purina Dhavan
    Adjunct Associate in NELC, Associate Professor, Department of History
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    Assistant Professor, Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Professorship in Persian and Iranian Studies, Director of Persian and Iranian Studies Program
  • Arzoo Osanloo
    Adjunct in NELC, Professor, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice
  • Naghmeh Samini
    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Shahrzad Shams
    Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Joel Walker
    Adjunct in NELC, Associate Professor, Department of History


  • “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, "The Allure of Untranslatability: Shafi'i-Kadkani and (Not) Translating Persian Poetry.” Iranian Studies, 54.1-2 (2021): 95-125. 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
  • Aria Fani and John L. Hayes, "Basmala: Translating an Iconic Phrase.TRANS: Revista de Traductología, 21, 2017, pp. 213-219 Learn more
  • Aria Fani, "A Silent Conversation with Literary History: Re- theorizing Modernism in the Poetry of Bizhan Jalāli," Iranian Studies, 50:4, 2017, pp. 523-552, Learn more
  • Aria Fani, “Poet as Citizen in a Contested Nation: Rewriting the Poetry of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.” In Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis. Edited by David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman, Wayne Bowman, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 392-414. 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
  • Aria Fani, “Narratives of Literary Commitment in the Poetry of Afghan Resistance: The Cases of Khalilollah Khalili and Parwin Pazhwâk,” Iran Nameh, 29:1, 2014, pp. 108-120 Learn more