Speaker: Dr Homa Katouzian (Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony's)
Chair: Stephanie Cronin (St Antony's College)
About the author:
Dr Homa Katouzian is the Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, and Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He is Senior Editor, Iran Namag, A Quarterly of Iranian Studies; Co-editor, Routledge book series in Iranian Studies; and Editor, International Journal of Persian Literature. He taught and published in economics for eighteen years, but his recent and current research interests are in Iranian history and politics, the comparative sociology of Iranian and European history, and modern and classical Persian literature. He has worked, as tenured staff or visitor, at Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Leeds; University of California, Sane Diego; University of Kent at Canterbury; Pahlavi University and McMaster University.
He has published both in English and Persian. Recent books in English are: Khalil Maleki, The Human Face of Iranian Socialism (2018); Sa’di in Love: An Anthology of Sa’di’s love lyrics in Persian and English (2016); Iran: Politics, History and Literature (2013); Iran: A Beginners’ Guide (2013); The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran (2009 and 2010); Sadeq Hedayat, His Work and His Wondrous World, ed., (2008 and 2011); Iran in the 21st Century (co-editor with Hossein Shahidi) (2007); Iranian History and Politics, the Dialectic of State and Society (2003 and 2007); Sa’di, the Poet of Life, Love and Compassion (2006); State and Society in Iran: The Eclipse of the Qajars and the Rise of the Pahlavis (2000 and 2006); Sadeq Hedayat: The Life and Legend of an Iranian Writer (1991and 2002); Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran (1990 and 1999).