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Mitra Ara


Academic Profile

Dr. Ara is professor and founding director of the Persian studies minor program in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. She teaches Persian language, Iranian cultures and religions in addition to the world religions, including Iranian religious traditions and minority religions.

Sample Publications

Eschatology in the Indo-Iranian Traditions; Lexicon of the Persian Language of Shiraz; Systematic Guide to Reading & Writing Persian.

Current Position

Associate Professor, San Francisco State University