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Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina


Religious Studies

Contact Information: 

Office: Building 70, 72J2

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By appointment


 Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina received his M.A. in 2003 and his Ph.D. in 2007 from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. After completing his doctoral work on Zoroastrian hermeneutics in Late Antiquity, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Undergraduate Core Curriculum and as the Lecturer on Old Iranian at Harvard from 2007-2009. He has taught a number of courses related to the Classics including Old Persian Language and Literature, Middle Persian Language and Literature, and, most recently, Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire (Spring 2011). This Fall he will teach two cross-listed courses with Religious Studies: Priests, Prophets, and Kings: Religion and Society in Late Antique Iran (Classics 106/206) and Emperor, Explorer and God: Alexander the Great in the Global Imagination (Classics 109).  He is currently working on a number of articles and a book project to be published by Harrassowitz Verlag of Wiesbaden. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Zoroastrianism to be published by Wiley-Blackwell of Oxford, UK.

Current Projects: 
The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Zoroastrianism
Dēnkard Book 9. The Sūdgar Nask. Text, Translation, and Commentary