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Amr Taher AHMED


Academic Profile

Amr Taher Ahmed is associate professor of Kurdish language and literature at INaLCO in Paris (France). His research focuses on Kurdish and Persian poetry and prosody, and Comparative Literature. He graduated in Kurdish literature from the University of Duhok (Iraqi Kurdistan), where he worked as a teaching and research assistant. Awarded a five-year fellowship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he moved to France in 2002. There, he obtained a MA in Iranian Studies and a PhD (2009) in Comparative Literature from the University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris (France). Before joining INaLCO, he was a researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (2010-2015) and taught Persian language and literature at Harvard University (2016-2018). In 2013, he was a visiting Assistant Professor of Persian Literature at the University of California in Los Angeles.

Current Position

Associate Professor of Kurdish Language and Literature, INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) - Paris