Kamran Talattof

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Kamran Talattof is a professor of Persian and Iranian studies at the University of Arizona[1]

His focus of research is gender, ideology, culture, and language, with an emphasis on literature (Modern and Classical); contemporary Islamic issues, Middle Eastern culture; and the Persian language. He has translated contemporary debates in Islam from Persian, Arabic, French, and Urdu into English.

In addition to co-authoring the textbook "Modern Persian: Spoken and Written", Kamran Talatoff is a coordinator of the University of Arizona's Online Persian Language Learning Resource Project.[2]

Published works[edit]

Talattof is the co-author of The Politics of Writing in Iran: A History of Modern Persian Literature; Modern Persian: Spoken and Written with D. Stilo and J. Clinton, He co-edited Essays on Nima Yushij: Animating Modernism in Persian Poetry with A. Karimi-Hakkak; The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric with J. Clinton;[3] and Contemporary Debates in Islam: An Anthology of Modernist and Fundamentalist Thought with M. Moaddel. He is the co-translator of Women without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur, with J. Sharlet and Touba and the Meaning of Night by Parsipur, with H. Houshmand.


  1. ^ Dennis Wagner (18 June 2009). "150 Iranian-Americans rally in Tempe to protest vote". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 30 November 2010. Kamran Talattof a professor of Persian studies at the University of Arizona said... 
  2. ^ ]http://www.u.arizona.edu/~talattof/persian/ University of Arizona Online Persian Language Learning Resource Project webpage], accessed 23 January 2011
  3. ^ "Unparalleled genius: That is Nizami Ganjavi". The Iranian. 22 February 2001. Retrieved 30 November 2010.