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Persian and Iranian Studies Program

The Persian and Iranian Studies program offers undergraduate degrees in NELC with a focus on Persian literature and Iranian studies. The graduate program consists of the M.A. degree in NELC and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. The M.A. program concentrates on classical and modern Persian literature and culture, including the poetry and prose of greater Iran from the tenth century A.D. to the present.


Upcoming Persian Events:

  • The University of Washington Persian and Iranian Studies Gala
    Organized and presented by community members to raise support for the Persian and Iranian Studies program, students and faculty
    October 17, 2015
    6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Mercer Island Community Center, Mercer Room
    8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040
    For table sponsorship or individual seats contact:

NELC Persian Listserv: Receive information about all NELC Persian and Iranian Studies Program news and events. You may subscribe yourself by clicking here.

Selim Kuru

Selim Kuru
Director, Persian and Iranian Studies Program

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