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Farian Sabahi

Ph.D. History of Iran

Academic Profile

Historian specialised on Iran in the XX century (with an approach of area studies).

Sample Publications

Storia dell’Iran 1890-2008 (History of Iran), Bruno Mondadori, Milan 2009. This book is a detailed monograph exploring the history of Iran from the end of the Qajar dynasty up to the presidential elections of 2009. First edition 2003, second edition 2006, 266 pages. The Literacy Corps in Pahlavi Iran (1963-1979): political, social and literary implications, Ed. Sapiens, Lugano 2002. This monograph is based on diaries, autobiographies and novels written in Iran by the literacy corpsmen involved in teaching in rural areas (within the so-called White Revolution) during the 1960s and 1970s, on the Iranian and foreign literature read in those two decades by the corpsmen, on documents collected in archives – Public Record Office in London, the National Archives at College Park Maryland, the Foundation of Iranian Studies at Bethesda Maryland, UNESCO archives in Paris, the International Bureau of Education in Geneva – between 1996 and 1999; and on interview held in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Iran, Italy and Pakistan in the same period. The information found in the written sources have been supported with oral history, a methodology particularly relevant in the field of political history. 340 pages.

Current Position

Lecturer, University of Turin