Sahba Shayani is Senior Lecturer in Persian at the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in Persian literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on the role of women and women's agency in premodern Persian epic romance poetry, specifically Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāmeh, Gorgāni’s Vis o Rāmin and Nezāmi’s Khosrow o Shirin.
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