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Dr Zahra Taheri

BA. Pahlavi Shiraz University. MA.The Research Institute of Persian Culture, Tehran. PhD. Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK)
Dr. Zahra Taheri is the Persian Studies Program Convenor, and Lecturer in Persian Language and literature in the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies.
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Language Studies 2003
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Literary Studies 2005

Research interests

 

1. Persian Language, Literature, and Culture.

2. Sufism.

3. Women Studies:

Women in Persian Literature, Sufi Texts, Ethical text.

Women in Oral and Folk Literature.

4. Modern Persian literature.

Biography

Dr Taheri was born in Shiraz and studied Persian Language and literature as her major in Pahalvi University shiraz. She continued studying classical and contemporary Literature as her major in Pajuheshkade-ye Farhang-e Iran, for her Master degree, and proceeded her studies and research in the Doctoral program in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the university of California, Berkeley.

She taught Persian literature, language, and culture, during his Ph.D program as GSI and after graduation as lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley (1990-2002).

In 2002 she was invited by Tokyo University of foreign Studies, Japan, to teach Persian language and Iranian Studies courses in the the Department of Persian Studies (208-2010).

Since 2011, she has been working in the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australain National University as the convenor of Persain program, where she teaches Persian language courses as well as Iranian History and Culture and Gender in the Iran and the Middle East. 

Researcher's projects

1. " The Image of women in Persian Ethical Literature." This reserch project has received the Bahari Visiting Fellowship in Persian Arts of book, from Oxford University. 2016-2017.

2. “Countless Images of Human Beings in Classical Persian Literature: The Case of Attar,” group projects. Department of Persian Language and Literature, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo. 2013-2015

3. “Women and Narration: Gendered Narratives in Oral and Written Persian Literature,” Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University, Osaka. 2008-2010.      

4. “Sam’ani’s Rawh al-Arwah and Baha’ Walad’s Mu’arif”, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo. 2008-2010.

5. “A Study on the Rhythmical Construction of the Hindi and Urdu Meters and its Origin in Persian Prosody,” Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University, Osaka. (2008)

6. “Studies on the Mystical Interpretation of the Quran in the Third Section (al-Nawbat al-Thalithah) of Meybudi’s Kashf al-Asrar,” Department of Persian Language and Literature Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo. 2004-2006

 

 

 

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