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Dr Parmis Mozafari, Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Persian

Dr Parmis MozafariContact Information
Office: Buchanan 105
Telephone: 01334 463639 

Module surgery hours:

Tuesday 9-11 am PR2001
Wednesday 10-12 PR1001

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

Dr Parmis Mozafari is associate lecturer in Persian language and culture at the department of Arabic and Persian. She has taught Persian language and music at different levels and age groups since 2005 and ethnomusicology, Persian music and Persian language at the university level since 2008. Dr Mozafari joined the Persian group at St Andrews in 2015 and has been working with the department in different capacities since then. In addition to her teaching background, she is a musician and researcher in cultural studies of music. Parmis is a Santoor and Daf player, teaches Persian calligraphy and has translated several Persian manuscripts for various research projects. Her research interests include song, music and national identity; music and female performers in contemporary Iran, music and female performers in Persian literature, religious music and its text in Iran, and the role of religious minorities in Iran’s musical culture. She is currently finalising her monograph on female performers in Iran.


Dance and the Borders of Public and Private Life in Post-Revolution Iran
Mozafari, P., 15 Jun 2013, Cultural Revolution in Iran: Contemporary Popular Culture in the Islamic Republic . Sreberny, A. & Torfeh, M. T. (eds.). London and New York: I. B. Taurus, p. 95-108 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Carving a Space for Female Solo Singing in Post-revolution Iran
Mozafari, P., 15 Jan 2013, Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures: Literature, Cinema and Music. Laachir, K. & Talajooy, S. (eds.). New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 262-278 17 p. (Research in Postcolonial Litertaures; vol. 44).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter