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Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Professor of Iranian and Persian Studies

Welcome to Asghar Seyed-Gohrab's website.

I was born in Tehran and have lived in the Netherlands since 1986. I studied English language and literature (M.A.) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and Persian language and culture (M.A.) at Leiden University. This is also where I completed my PhD on Persian literature and Islamic mysticism.

On this site you will find information on my projects and publications. I have worked at Leiden University at Leiden Institute for Area Studies since 1997 and I have recently been appointed Professor of Iranian and Persian Studies at Utrecht University at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions related to the Persian and Iranian Studies.