Mansoor Rastegar, PhD.
Department of Persian Language and Literature
Tel/Fax: 0098-711-823 7544
1957 Liberal Arts Diploma,
1961 BA in Persian Language and Literature,
1967 MA in Persian Language and Literature,
1970 Ph.D. in Persian Language and Literature,
1988 Winner, Book of the Year, Islamic
1994 Winner, Gold Medal awarded by Center for Fars Studies
(Fars is a Province in
1996 Professor of the Year,
2003 Winner, Immortal Faces in Persian Literature (Awarded annually for outstanding contributions to Persian culture).
2004 Honorary Diploma and Medal of Achievement, National
Fields of Interest
Persian Language and Literature with special interest in Hafez and Ferdowsi.
Teaching Farsi to non-native speakers.
History and Geography of
Teaching Positions Held
1961-1970 High School Instructor, Fasa, Ghazvin and
1970-1976 Assistant Professor,
1976-1983 Associate Professor, Pahlavi /
1983-Present Full Professor,
Established the Masters and PhD. Programs of the Department of Persian Language and Literature in
Has advised 40 Masters level and 24 PhD. level students at
Also taught M.A. and PhD. Students of Persian Language and Literature at
Participated in retraining of high school teachers.
Research and Administrative Positions Held
1972-1979 Director, Publication Committee, and Editor in Chief, “Kherad va Kooshesh”, the quarterly magazine of
1974-1977 Chief of Administration,
1980-1981 Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration,
1994 Retraining of Persian Language Professors,
1996 Retraining of Persian Language Professors of
2002-2004 Established Courses of Persian Language and Literature and Iranology at the National University of Brasilia and the first Farsi courses at the Catholic University of Brasilia,
1974-1975 Faculty of Oriental Studies,
1988-1989 Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
1997-1998 University of
Has published over 30 academic books on various topics in Persian Literature, including Hafez and the Shah-Nameh of Ferdowsi.
Has also published six books about the history and geography of
Has written more than 110 articles in Farsi.
Two articles in English, one published in the Encyclopedia Iranica and the other presented at the thirty-second International Congress on Asian and African Studies,
One article in Portuguese, (Higher Education in
List of published books at the end of CV.
Married to Homa Tadayon, High School Physics Instructor.
Children: Hengameh,, Pediatrician; Hooman, Resident in OB-GYN; Ashkan, student.