Jaleh PirnazarDr. Jaleh Pirnazar

Jaleh Pirnazar, Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley, 1981).
Lecturer in Persian. Modern Iranian history. Persian language and literature. Iranian Cinema.

pirnazar@berkeley.edu Ph: 510-642-6181

264 Barrows Hall
Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

About Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar:

Dr. Pirnazar has been teaching in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, since 1970.
She has been teaching Persian Language Courses: Elementary, Intermediate, Heritage (track courses), Modern Persian Literature, Classical Persian Literature, Iranian Film and Fiction.

Iranian Cinema, Persian Literature, Literature in Exile, Language Teaching Pedagogy.

Published articles:
“Voice of Exile," in The Literary Review, vol.40, No 1, 1996
"Teaching Persian to Persians," Persian Review Magazine, 1998
"The Jadid-al Islams" of Mashhad, Iran Nameh, vol XIX, Nos. 1-2, 2001
"The Image of the Iranian Jew in the Writings of Three Modernist Writers," Iran Nameh, Vol. XIII, no 4, 1995
"World War Two and Iranian Journalism," Terua, 1998
"Iranian Jews, Journalism and Identity," Terua, 2003
"The Anusim of Mashhad," Esther's Children, A Portrait of Iranian Jews, 2002

Academic Articles submitted:
"The Robe in Iranian Cinema," International Society for Iranian Studies," August 2006, London
"Jamalzadeh and Westernization in Iran," Middle Eastern Studies Association," Washington DC 2006

Dr. Pirnazar was one of 200 (out of 4000) nominees selected by UCB undergraduates as an outstanding "unsung hero" and was recognized by Chancellor Birgenau for her "extraordinary contribution to undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley as a role model to her peers, colleagues and especially students within and beyond her department."

Email: pirnazar@berkeley.edu