Rahim Shayegan#

Membership Number:5150
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2017 - present Director, Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, Division of Humanities, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 - present Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair of Iranian; Director, Program of Iranian Studies
  • 2004 - present Assistant to Professor of Iranian, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004 - 2009 Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 - 2004 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Iranian epigraphy
  • Epic and oral traditions
  • Old and Middle Iranian philology
  • Ancient Iranian religions
  • Early New Persian epic poetry and prose
  • Greek historiography; Hellenistic and Late Antique worlds
  • Islamic historiography
  • Achaemenid, Arsacid, Seleucid, and Sasanian history

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Invited Conférencier for the 10èmes Conférences d’Études iraniennes Ehsan et Latifeh Yarshater at the Collège de France (November 2020)
  • 2018 Pourdavoud Endowed Direrctor's Chair at UCLA
  • 2013 - 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • 2012 Ehsan Yarshater Book Award (for Arsacids and Sasanians, Cambridge UP, 2011) by the International Society for Iranian Studies
  • 2002 Harvard University William F. Milton Research Fund Award
  • 2000 - 2004 Harvard Society of Fellows

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