Farzaneh Milani

434-243-4930
fmm2z@virginia.edu

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures
New Cabell Hall
PO Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA 22904

B.A., California State University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

 
Farzaneh Milani completed her graduate studies in Comparative Literature in 1979 at the University of California in Los Angeles. Her dissertation, “Forugh Farrokhzad: A Feminist Perspective” was a critical study of the poetry of a pioneering Iranian poet. A past president of the Association of Middle Eastern Women Studies in America, Milani was the recipient of All University Teaching Award in 1998 and nominated for Virginia Faculty of the Year in 1999.

Milani has published over 100 articles, epilogues, forewords, and afterwords in Persian and in English. She has served as the guest editor for two special issues of Nimeye-Digar, Persian Language Feminist Journal (on Simin Daneshvar and Simin Behbahani), IranNameh (on Simin Behbahani), and Iranian Studies: Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies (on Simin Behbahani). She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Ms. Magazine, Readers Digest, USA Today, and N.P.R.’s All Things Considered. She has presented more than 150 lectures nationally and internationally. A former director of Studies in Women and Gender, Milani is Professor of Persian Literature and Women Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She was a Carnegie Fellow (2006-2007).

Selected Publications:
Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement (Syracuse University Press, 2011)
An Iranian Icarus: The Life and Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad (in progress)
The Gender of Modernity and Counter-Modernity in Iran (forthcoming)
A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems of Simin Behbahani, with Kaveh Safa (Syracuse University Press, 1999)
Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers (Syracuse University Press, 1992)

Faculty and Staff

Hanadi Al-Samman

  • Associate Professor of Arabic Literature
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Lawrie Balfour

  • Professor of Politics
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Rae Blumberg

  • William R. Kenan, Professor of Sociology
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Alison Booth

  • Professor of English
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Andre Cavalcante

  • Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Mrinalini Chakravorty

  • Assistant Professor of English, Postcolonial Literature and Theory
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Ellen Contini-Morava

  • Director and Professor of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics
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Amanda Davis

  • Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Corinne Field

  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Susan Fraiman

  • Professor of English
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Gertrude Fraser

  • Associate Professor & Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
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Lisa Goff

  • Lecturer, Department of English
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Bonnie Hagerman

  • Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton

  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies
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Anne Behnke Kinney

  • Professor of Chinese
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Edith "Winx" Lawrence

  • Professor of Education in Clinical and School Psychology
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Karlin Luedtke

  • Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Lorna Martens

  • Professor of German and Comparative Literature
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Fred Maus

  • Associate Professor of Music
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Deborah E. McDowell

  • Alice Griffin Professor of English and Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute
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Alberto McKelligan

  • Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Susan McKinnon

  • Professor and Chair of Anthropology
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Doug Meyer

  • Lecturer of Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Farzaneh Milani

  • Professor of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures and Women, Gender & Sexuality
fmm2z@virginia.edu

K. Sara Myers

  • Professor of Classics
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Emily Ogden

  • Assistant Professor of English
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Victoria Olwell

  • Associate Professor of English
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Geeta Patel

  • Associate Professor of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures and Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Charlotte J. Patterson

  • Director of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Professor of Psychology
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Gustavo Pellón

  • Associate Professor of Spanish
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Andrea L. Press

  • Professor of Media Studies and Sociology
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Rachel Rinaldo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Caroline Rody

  • Professor of English
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Marlon Ross

  • Professor of English
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Lynn M. Sanders

  • Associate Professor of Politics
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Lisa Shutt

  • Lecturer of African American & African Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Elizabeth F. Thompson

  • Associate Professor of HIstory
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Miranda Waggoner

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women, Gender & Sexuality
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  • Associate Professor of Politics and Women, Gender & Sexuality
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Gweneth West

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Kath Weston

  • Professor of Anthropology
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Michiko Wilson

  • Professor of Japanese LIterature
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Eleanor V. Wilson

  • Associate Professor of Instruction and Special Education
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Nicholas J. G. Winter

  • Associate Professor of Politics
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  • Associate Professor of English
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