Mahyar Entezari

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Lecturer in Foreign LanguagesCoordinator, Persian Language Program

(215) 573-6147

445 Williams Hall

As Lecturer in Persian Language and Culture in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Mahyar Entezari coordinates and teaches elementary and intermediate Persian (Farsi). Additionally, he teaches Iranian cinema and Persian literature. He completed his PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to teaching Persian as a foreign language, he specializes in cultural studies. His research focuses on transnationalism and representations of Afghans in Iranian cinema. He has received awards from the Fulbright Program and the U.S. Department of Education.


PhD, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of Texas at Austin

MA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas as Austin

BA, German Studies, University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught

PERS 010: Persian for Heritage Speakers (Fall)

PERS 011: Elementary Persian I (Fall)

PERS 012: Elementary Persian II (Spring)

PERS 013: Intermediate Persian I (Fall)

PERS 014: Intermediate Persian II (Spring)

NELC 118: Iranian Cinema: Gender, Politics, Religion (Spring)

Selected Publications

The Other Self: Images of Afghans in Iranian Cinema (in progress)

“The Pre-Islamic Past in Modern Iranian Culture: A Cultural Materialist Reading,” A Persian Mosaic: Essays on Persian Language, Literature and Film (2016)

“ʿAzadaran-e Bayal,” Encyclopædia Iranica (2011)


American Association of Teachers of Persian

Association for Iranian Studies

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