SOHEILA AMIRSOLEIMANI portrait
  • Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures
801-585-3011

Research Statement

 

I work on classical Persian texts, especially from the 11 century AD.  I am interested in the history, historiography, and the literature of the early Perso-Islamic world, in other words, in events, the telling of events, and the contemplative and introspective tales of this distant past.

Creative Research

  • A Mennonite in Khiva (collection of English poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 2020.
  • Ahuvan va maqbariha (Deer and the Shrines) (collection of Persian poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 2020.
  • poem, "Ghazni" solicited for publication in volume, *The Mirror of the Heart, A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry Written by Women*, editor, Dick Davis Literary Arts, submitted 2019.
  • Narinji, rang-i khushbakhti (Orange, the Color of Happiness) (collection of Persian poems) Literary Arts, scheduled 2014.

Presentations

  • invited talk on Muslim-Americans for Professor Akiko Kamimura's course, Health Disparities class. , Presented, 2021.

Languages

  • Persian, Fluent.
  • Arabic, Basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq

Publications

  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Women in 11th century Persian Texts. Routlege. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Missteps and Uncertainties. IBEX Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Collection of English poems called, Awkwardly Do I Walk. Accepted, .
  • Dick Davis (date unknown). The mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women. Mage/Penguin. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Narinji, rang-i khushbakhti (Orange, the Color of Happiness) (collection of Persian poems). Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). A Mennonite in Khiva. IBEX Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Deer and the Shrines. IBEX Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). The Blue Yarn. IBEX Publishers. Accepted, .
  • Soheila Amirsoleimani (date unknown). Death is also Blue. IBEX Publishers. Accepted, .