Tajmah Assefi-Shirazi

Lecturer

NELC

tajmah@sas.upenn.edu

Education:

B.A., Tehran University (1959); M.A., National University of Tehran (1976); Ph.D., Tehran University (1990)

Languages:

Persian, French, Arabic

Research Interests:

Theology and Poetry; Sufi Poetry; Persian Language and Literature; Literary Studies

Language Pedagogy:

Department Head for Persian Language and Literature, Iranian Ministry of Education (1980-1985); Instructor in Persian Language and Literature, Iranian Ministry of Education (1959-1985)

Overseas Research Experience:

Iran

Representative Awards and Distinctions:

Founding member, Council for the Promotion of Persian Language and Literature in North America (1996); Head of Department of Persian Language and Literature Ministry of Education, Tehran (1980-85)

Recent Publications:

"Women in the Shah Nameh: A Comparative Perspective." (Forthcoming)

Courses:

PERS 015/016: Advanced Persian; PERS017: Persian for Heritage Speakers