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Staff List - CULP Persian Team

Lydia Collings

Position:

  • CULP Persian Coordinator

Contact Information

Email: lc411@cam.ac.uk


Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Position:

  • CULP Persian Teacher

Contact Information

Email: mg695@cam.ac.uk

Dr Mahbod Ghaffari

Profile

Mahbod Ghaffari studied Translation for his BA and got his Master in Teaching Persian and PhD in Linguistics in Iran. He got a certificate in "Leadership in Higher Education" from the University of Oxford and passed a 6 month intensive course on Iranian Culture and Civilization, Iranian and Islamic Architecture, Anthropology, Archaeology, and History of Iran.

When he was 26, Mahbod started teaching at university as a lecturer in Iran, teaching linguistics, methodology, translation, Persian language and culture, etc. This continued for several years in the University of Allameh Tabatabaei and Shahid Beheshti University before leaving Iran. After moving to the UK, he continued working and researching on Persian Language and has been Persian Examiner for the University of Westminster before joining the department of Middle Eastern Studies in the University of Cambridge.

At the moment, Mahbod is working on a project on teaching Persian online to make it easier for anybody interested in learning this language and accessing the website from anywhere in the world.