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Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi was born in the Khuzestan province of Iran and received his college education in Tehran before moving to the U.S. where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His newest book, The World of Persian Literary Humanism, is forthcoming in October 2012.