Katayun Mazdapour

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Katayun Mazdapour
Born (1943-03-22) March 22, 1943 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
AwardsIran’s Book of the Year Awards, Iranian Researcher of the Year
Scientific career
FieldsAncient Iranian Languages
InstitutionsInstitute for Humanities and Cultural Studies
Doctoral advisorMehdi Aboulghasemi, Mehrdad Bahar

Katayun Mazdapour (Persian:کتایون مزداپور)(born March 22, 1943) is an Iranian linguist[1] and a leading researcher in the realm of Old Iranian Languages. She studied in Anoushiravan Dadgar high school in Tehran and received her bachelors, masters, and PhD from the University of Tehran. She was advised by Mehdi Aboulghasemi and co-advised by Mehrdad Bahar. In 1981, she joined the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies as an assistant research professor and she retired as a professor in 2012 from the same institution. In 1997, she won the title of Iranian Researcher of the Year, because of her book The Dialect of Zoroastrians of Yazd (In Persian). Her book, Word and its Meaning, from Middle Persian to Modern Persian, won the prestigious award of Iran’s Book of the Year Awards.[2]


  1. ^ Howard, Jane Mary (2002). Inside Iran: women's lives. Mage Publishers. p. 46. ISBN 9780934211710. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.ibna.ir/vdcfcxdyvw6dvea.igiw.html