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Karim, Persis

Professor, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
San Francisco State University


Persis Karim is the Neda Nobar Chair of the newly-established Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research focuses on Iran, literature and culture of the Iranian Diaspora, and comparative and world literature. She is the co-editor of Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers (2013), editor of Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers (2006) and A World Bewteen: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian American Writers (1999). She has published numerous articles about Iranian and Iranian diaspora literature in academic and literary journals.

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Gender/Women's Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Cultural Studies   
Ethnic American Studies   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
Persian   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Iran   
Maghreb   
SPECIALTIES
Iran, Persian Lit, Lit of Iranian Diaspora   
Lit & Exile, Post-Colonial Lit   
Medit Lit, Comp Lit, Autobiography   
LANGUAGES
French (Advanced)   
Norwegian (Advanced)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
Spanish (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD1998Comp LitU of Texas at Austin
MA1993Middle Eastern StudiesU of Texas at Austin
BA1985Community StudiesUC Santa Cruz
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Persis Karim






Comparative & World Literature
San Francsico State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA
94132-4162
United States
Phone:(415) 338-1500
Phone:(510) 847-2817
persiskarim@sfsu.edu

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