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 author or 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.

His most recent book is Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran: The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011 which has won one or two awards.


  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. ^ 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.