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Dr Zahra Taheri

Zahra Taheri holds the position of lecturer in Persian Language and Iranian Studies at CAIS. Born and raised in Shiraz, Iran, Dr Taheri received her BA in Persian language and literature from Pahlavi/ Shiraz University, her MA in Persian literature from The Research Institute of Persian Culture in Tehran, and her PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught Persian literature and language in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, and the Department of Persian Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

Dr Taheri is the author of The Presence and Absence of Women in Sufi Texts: Women in Persian mythical literature from the beginning of the Islamic era to 1900 (ILCAA Press, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2007); The Ancient Silence of Mirrors: Alamtaj Ghaem-Maghami’s life and poetry (Nashr-e Sales, Tehran) and two collections of poetry: Pegãh-e Nokhostin (The Primal Dawn) 1997 and Milãd (The Birth) 1990.

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