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Modje Taavon

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Contact Information

3137 Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Buidling
PhD Student
DGF-HA Fellow
Editorial Assistant

Research Interests

medieval + early modern Persian, Arabic, and English literature + intellectual history; mirrors for princes/andarz literature, translation studies; manuscript studies; museum studies; ethics of culture + heritage


MA in English - California State University, Northridge

BA in Anthropology - University of California, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Ranked Top Percentile/Outstanding): Fall 2021; Spring 2022

Courses Taught

CLCV 115 - Greek and Roman Mythology - Teaching Assistant (Fall 2023)

CWL 241 - Early Masterpieces of Western Culture - Teaching Assistant (Fall 2021)

CWL 242 - Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture - Teaching Assistant (Spring 2022)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Program in Comparative + World Literature

Editorial Assistant, The Medieval Globe

Graduate Assistant, African Studies Library

"Medieval Movie Knights" Undergraduate Outreach Program Co-President with Meg Cornell + Jamie Keener

Recent Publications

Public Humanities:

“Exploring Manuscript Textual Variability With Digital Tools: The Many Afterlives of Niẓāmī Ganjavī’s Laylī-u Majnūn,” Open Islamicate Texts Initiative, September 15, 2023,