Mahnaz Moazami

Columbia University

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. Her book Wrestling with the Demons of the Pahlavi Widēwdād a major source for the understanding of Zoroastrian purification laws was published by Brill in 2014 http://www.brill.com/products/book/wrestling-demons-pahlavi-widewdad.

She is also the editor of Zoroastrianism: A Collection of Articles from the Encyclopaedia Iranica (EIF 2015).