Parvaneh Pourshariati

Parvaneh Pourshariati is Associate Professor of History at New York City College of Technology (CUNY), and former president of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies.[1] She specializes in the late antique, early medieval and modern histories of Iran and the Middle East.[1]

Pourshariati in 2019

Pourshariati was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in Summer 2013 and a visiting scholar at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2012.[2] In 2015-2016 she was a visiting research scholar at New York University.[2] From 2000 to 2014 she served in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University.[1][2]


Pourshariati was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1959. She received her masters degree from NYU and her PhD from Columbia University.[1] According to her profile page at CUNY, her research "focuses on the social and cultural history and interconnections of the Middle East, the Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia".[1]

She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Persianate Studies[3] and Iran Namag.[4]

In 2006, in memory of her father, the late Houshang Pourshariati, Pourshariati established the bi-annual Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award, which has been administered through the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), ever since.

Selected WorksEdit

  • Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran
  • Iranian Tradition in Tus and the Arab Presence in Khurasan, Ph.D. thesis, Columbia University, 1995.
  • Local Histories of Khurasan and the Pattern of Arab Settlement, Studia Iranica 27, (1998), pp. 41–81.
  • Local Historiography in Early Medieval Iran and the Tarıkh-i Bayhaq, Journal of Iranian Studies 33, (2000), pp. 133–164.
  • Khurasan and the Crisis of Legitimacy: A Comparative Historiographical Approach, in Neguin Yavari, Lawrence G. Potter, and Jean-Marc Ran Oppenheim (eds.), Views From the Edge: Essays in Honor of Richard W. Bulliet, pp.208–229, Columbia University Press, 2004
  • Recently Discovered Seals of Wistaxm, Uncle of Khusrow II?, Studia Iranica 35, (2006), pp. 163–180.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Parvaneh Pourshariati". Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Parvaneh Pourshariati". Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ "JPS". Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "IranNamag". Retrieved 13 April 2021.