Kamila Akhmedjanova


St Antony’s College



Professor Edmund Herzig, Professor Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Educational background:

DPhil in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford (currently)

MSt in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Oxford

BA in Italian and Linguistics, University of Oxford


My DPhil dissertation focuses on the intellectual and literary aspects of the works of Ahmad Donish, a 19th-century Persian-speaking Central Asian thinker.

I took part in various academic conferences, including, among others, the Languages for Specific Purposes conference in Padua and the Association for Iranian Studies conference in Salamanca, where the title of my presentation was “Sadriddin Aini – founding father of modern Tajik literature and his relationship with the Soviet government”. I also published some of my works, including my first article entitled “Double Past Participle Forms in the Sicilian Dialects”, as well as several articles dedicated to Ahmad Donish.


Research interests:

Intellectual history of the Persian-speaking world; Ahmad Donish’s intellectual and literary legacy; other 19th-century Persian-speaking intellectuals, including Mirza Fatali Akhundzade, Mahmud Tarzi and Jamal al-Din al-Afghani; history of the Central Asian region in the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.