Faculty and Staff of the Iranian Studies Department

 

Department Chair

Prof. Dr. Christoph U. Werner (in German) 

Department Secretary 

Anja Klein (in German) 

Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Research Assistants 

Prof. Dr. Roxane Haag-Higuchi (in German), academic director

Christine Kämpfer M.A. (in German), lecturer

 

Malkhazi Archvadze M.A. (in German), research assistant for the DFG-project "GeorgischeHistoriographie"

Thomas Ecker M.A. (in German), research assistant for the DFG-project "ZwischenWirklichkeitserzählung und Selbstzeugnis: PersischePilgerberichte der Kadscharenzeit" 

Jonas Elias Elbers M.A. (in German), research assistant for the DFG-project "Tracking the Mongol Presence in Iran"

Dr. Goulia Ghardashkhani-Otter (in German), research assistant, manager of the DFG-project "The Grand Narrative of the Holy Defense: Dynamics of Representation and Subversion in Iranian War Literature"

Dr. Reza Pourjavady (in German), research assistant for the DFG-project "SāhibRāms Adaption des Aḫlāq-iMuḥsinī: Eine Fallstudiezumindo-persischenKulturtransferimIndien des 19. Jahrhunderts" 

 

Language Instructor

Mitra Sharifi-Neystanak (in German), lecturer for Persian 

Adjunct Professor 

Prof. Dr. Christine Nölle-Karimi (in German) 

Deputy director of the Iranian Studies Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Vienna 

Emerita / Emeritus 

Prof. Dr. Birgitt Hoffmann 

2003 - 2019 Chair of the Iranian studies department 

Prof. Dr. Bert G. Fragner 

1989 - 2003 Chair of the Iranian studies department 

2003 - 2010 Director of the Iranian Studies Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Vienna 

Associated Colleagues 

Dr. Schayan Gharevi (in German), coordinator of the Elite M.A. program Cultural Studies of the Middle East  

2006 - 2013 research assistant at the Iranian studies department 

Dr. Şevket Kücükhüseyin (in German), research assistant at the History of Religions department, University of Konstanz 

2009 - 2012 research assistant at the Iranian studies department 

Arham Moradi (in German), research assistant at the Persian manuscripts workgroup, serving the research project “Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts in Germany” (in German KOHD)