Mojtaba Ebrahimian

About Mojtaba Ebrahimian

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)

Selected Publications: 

How to Read World Literature (2009) by David Damrosch. Translated into Persian with a critical introduction. (Tehran: SAMT, 2019)

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
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Contact Information

Mojtaba Ebrahimian
PhD Candidate


MA, Shahid Beheshti University, English and American Literature

BA, University of Isfahan, English Language and Literature

Courses Taught

"Elementary Persian"

"Intermediate Persian"

"Advanced Persian"

"Middle Eastern Humanities"

"History of Islam"

"Political Islam"

"The Middle East in the Twentieth Century"