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Azita Hamedani Kamkar

Dr. Azita Hamedani Kamkar received her Ph.D. in Persian Language and Literature from University of Tehran, Iran. Before joining Penn, she taught Persian language and literature in various academic universities including University of Maryland, University of Tbilisi in Georgia, University of Payam-e Noor, and Saadi Foundation (Global Persian Language Teaching Center) in Iran.

Her works focuses on the intersection of literature, culture, and society in Iran and other Persianate societies during the 19th and 20th centuries, on the basis of which she has published several articles and book chapters In Iran and abroad. Her last research was a contribution of a full chapter in conjunction with her research about Modern Persian literature in Central Asia to Two Volumes of Persian Literature Handbook, edited by Dr. Talattof, which is due to be published by Routledge in 2021.

As a Persian and Kurdish lecturer, Azita is currently a member of the Penn Language Center and at the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.