Roshan GIDP

Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Website

Established by the Arizona Board of Regents: MA, PhD 2016

Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies offers MA and PhD degrees focusing on a) modern or classical Persian literature and culture or b) Iranian (or other Persian speaking societies’) history, religion, social organization, and politics. The program benefits from the long tradition of Persian and Iranian studies at the University of Arizona's School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (formerly the Department of Oriental Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies) which also offers undergraduate degrees focusing on Persian. The program intends to prepare graduates to work in academic, public, and private positions where extensive and expert knowledge of Iran or other Persian speaking societies such as Afghanistan and Tajikistan is required. In addition to the completion of core courses, superior language competency in Persian is expected. Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies also creates a broad forum for scholarly activities around Persian and Iranian studies on campus and in the wider community.


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Faculty Membership



Program Contacts
Kamran Talattof, Ph.D.
Sergio Canez
Program Coordinator
Roshan GIDP in Persian and Iranian Studies
The University of Arizona
845 N. Park Ave.
Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg., Rm. 440
P.O. Box 210158
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-8013
(520) 621-2333