Mojtaba Ebrahimian is an Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. His dissertation explores nineteenth-century Persian travelogues of Europe and their reflection of a new historical consciousness of Iranian and global history in Iran.
Research Interests: Modern Persian literature, travel studies, theories of the novel, comparative literature, world literary studies, translation theory, women and gender studies, postcolonial literature and theory.
Languages: English, Persian (native speaker), Arabic (advanced proficiency), French (intermediate proficiency)
How to Read World Literature (2009) by David Damrosch. Translated into Persian with a critical introduction. (Tehran: SAMT, Forthcoming)
“Siyahatnamah-yi Ibrahim Bayg (1895) as Nineteenth-Century Persian Safarnamah” in Routledge Handbook of Persian Literature. Edited by Kamran Talattof (New York: Routledge, Forthcoming)
Fellowships and Awards:
- 2018-2019: Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute
- 2018: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona
- 2017: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona
- 2016: Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies, University of Arizona
- 2015: Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies, University of Arizona