Sassan Tabatabai

Master Lecturer in World Languages & Literatures and Core Curriculum, Coordinator of Persian Language Program

  • Title Master Lecturer in World Languages & Literatures and Core Curriculum,
    Coordinator of Persian Language Program
  • Office CAS 119
  • Phone 617-353-5404
  • Education BA, Boston University
    MA, Boston University
    PhD, Boston University

 Sassan Tabatabai is a poet, translator, editor, and scholar of medieval Persian literature. He regularly teaches all levels of Persian language and literature in WLL, as well as all four humanities and both social science courses in the Core Curriculum. His work has appeared in a number of publications including Essays in Criticism, The Christian Science MonitorLiterary ImaginationThe Republic of LettersSenecca Review, Leviathan Quarterly, and Harvard Review. He is the author of Father of Persian Verse: Rudaki and his Poetry. (Leiden University Press, 2010) and Uzunburun: Poems. (Pen and Anvil Press, 2011). His current work includes the translation, interpretation, and re-appropriation of classical Persian Sufi poetry. Other than his scholarly and creative pursuits, he is a former amateur boxer with over 25 years of boxing experience. He continues his involvement with boxing as a licensed coach with the US Amateur Boxing Federation. He was featured in Bostonia’s Secret Lives of Professors in 2012. Click here to read the article.

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