Workshop: Sahim

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Hofstra University
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Haideh Sahim is currently teaching Persian language and literature at Hofstra University; previously she taught at New York University. She was Executive Director of the Association for Iranian Studies from 2002 to 2005. Before this she was on the staff of the Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University, where she participated in the *Encyclopædia Iranica* project from 1989 to 1998. She is also a freelance translator and interpreter for major media and publishing companies. Ms. Sahim received an M.Phil. from New York University in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, with emphasis on Iranian history and art history, an M.A. in Iranian Linguistics and Ancient Culture and a B.A. in English Literature from Tehran University. She has carried out research on Iranian dialects and the Jews of Iran and has published widely on these subjects. Major publications include “Jews of Iran in the Qajar Period: Persecution and Perseverance”, in Religion and Society in Qajar Iran, Robert Gleave, ed. (London: Routledge Curzon, 2005) 293-310; “Jewish Languages Enter the Modern Era: Languages and Literatures of Jews of Iran and Afghanistan” and “Iran and Afghanistan”, in The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in Modern Times, Reeva S. Simon et al, eds. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003) 133-41 and 367-88; “Languages and Dialects of the Jews of Iran and Afghanistan”, in Esther’s Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews, Houman Sarshar, ed. (Beverly Hills, CA: Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, 2002), 175-96 and 283-294, respectively; “Khaterat-e Yahudian-e Iran,” in Iran Nameh XV/1, (Winter 1997) 51-76; and “The Dialect of the Jews of Hamedan,” in Irano-Judaica III (1994) 171-81.
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American Association of Teachers of Persian Round-table at AIS
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