Arghavan Moharrami


Lecturer in Persian Language, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Lecturer in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages, Brasenose College

Faculty / College Address:

Office Room 205, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies



Prior to joining the University of Oxford as a Lecturer in Persian Language, I was a Teaching
Associate in Persian Language and Iranian History and Culture modules at the University of
Exeter's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. I hold an MA in Iranian Studies, Folklore, and
Culture from the University of Shahid Beheshti and a BA in Persian Language and Literature from
the University of Tehran.

Courses Taught:

  • First and Fourth year Persian for BA, MA, and MPhil
  • English to Persian Translation
  • Persian to English Translation

Research Interests:

  • Persian literature and language,
  • Religious and cultural minorities' oral literature,
  • Magic, mythology, and occultism in the Persianate world


  • Moharrami, A. (forthcoming, 2023). The Magic of Magis: On Zoroastrian Heritage in Al-Sakkaki's Kitab-Al-Shamil. in Selove. E (ed). The Sorcerer’s Handbook: Medieval Arabic Magic in Context. Brill Publishers
  • Moharrami, A. (2022). Slavic Myths and Legends. Tehran: Baharestan Andisheh. [in Persian]
  • Moharrami, A. (2018). Magical Properties of the Precious Stones in Zakarya Qazvini's "Wonders of Creation" (Ajayib Al-Makhluqat va Qaraeb Al-Mowjudat). Faranama Journal, 2 (4), 68–79. [in Persian]

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