- Senior Lecturer in Persian and Core
Head of Persian Language Program
- CAS 119
- BA, Boston University
MA, Boston University
PhD, Boston University
Sassan Tabatabai is a scholar of medieval Persian literature. Before joining MLCL full-time to teach Persian, for many years he taught the humanities course sequence in the Core Curriculum. Professor Tabatabai is also a writer, poet, translator and editor whose work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Literary Imagination, The Republic of Letters, Senecca Review and Leviathan Quarterly. He is the author of Father of Songs: Rudaki and His Poetry (Rozenberg/Purdue University Press, 2008). He is Poetry Editor of The Republic of Letters and has acted as the faculty advisor for the Core Journal, the annual literary journal of the Core Curriculum. Other than his interest in academia, professor Tabatabai is an avid scuba diver who has experience diving with sharks. Also a former amateur boxer, he is currently a licensed coach with the US Amateur Boxing Federation.