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The Persian Studies Faculty Advisory Committee was established in February 2010. The Board meets regularly; standing subcommittees include: Program, Fundraising, Library, and Communications.

Persian Studies Faculty Committee


Shahla Adel

Teaching Associate Professor in Persian

Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Carl W. Ernst

William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies

Charles Kurzman

Professor of Sociology

Mehdi Shadmehr

Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy

Claudia Yaghoobi

Inaugural Director and Roshan Institute Associate Professor

Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Rustin Zarkar

Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian

Waleed Ziad

Assistant Professor and Dr. Ali Jarrahi Fellow in Persian Studies

Department of Religious Studies