Dr. Mahnaz Moazami is a graduate of the Universities of Tehran and Paris-Sorbonne, where she studied Old and Middle Iranian languages, and historical anthropology of ancient religions. She has held post-doctoral research fellowships at Harvard and Yale, and since 2008 she has been teaching courses as a Visiting Professor at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University. Her research focuses on religion in pre-Islamic Iran, and she has published several articles on different aspects of Zoroastrianism. Currently she is preparing a critical edition comprising text, translation and commentary, of the Pahlavi Videvdad (ca. 500 BCE), a major source for the understanding of Zoroastrian purification laws.