Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

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Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
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Known forPersian literature

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (Persian: احمد کریمی حکاک‎, born in Mashhad, Iran) is a Persian literary figure[1] and Iranist.


Ahmad Karimi Hakkak was Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Washington for nineteen years. He is currently a professor and founding director of the Roshan Center for Persian Studies[2] in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures[3] at the University of Maryland.

Karimi-Hakkak has written nineteen books and over one hundred major scholarly articles. He has contributed articles on Iran and Persian literature to many reference works, including Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Iranica, and The Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. A specialist in modern Persian literature, his works have been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Arabic, Japanese, and Persian. He has served as President of the International Society for Iranian Studies and several other professional academic organizations.

Karimi-Hakkak's was awarded the Yarshater lectureship for the year 2003 for contributions to Iranian Studies,

He is a board member of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).[4]

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Ahmad Karimi Hakkak was invited by the Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi as Visiting Professor in 2011.


  1. ^ Pace, Eric (29 July 2000). "Ahmad Shamlu, 74, Poet and Iranian Dissident". The New York Times. p. 11. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Persian at Maryland - Roshan Center for Persian Studies". Persian.umd.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  3. ^ "School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland". Languages.umd.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  4. ^ "Staff and Board". NIAC. Archived from the original on 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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