Born in Qom, Iran, Mojtaba Ebrahimian is the Preceptor in Persian. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature (the University of Isfahan) and M.A. in English Literature (Shahid Beheshti University) in Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona in 2020 with a dissertation titled, “The Iranian Perceptions of Europe during the Early Decades of the Nineteenth Century.” His research interests include Persian language and literature, Iranian cultural history, travel writing studies, comparative literature, and literary theory and criticism. He has published or has under review several articles on Persian literature, as well as Iranian cinema and history.
Before joining the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard, he has taught all levels of Persian language and literature courses for 8 years at the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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