Dr Azin Mostajer Haghighi

Teaching Fellow in Persian

Background

Dr Haghighi studied a BA in Persian Literature and language in Tehran, University of Allameh. She obtained her MSc in Comparative and General Literature from The University of Edinburgh. She received her PhD from The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her PhD is on diaspora and migrant studies with specific focus on phenomenological study of Iranian diaspora in the UK. She is the course orgniser for all Persian language courses at undergraduate and post graduate lavel in the department and also Year Abroad coordinator for Persian. 

Undergraduate teaching

  • Persian 1
  • Persian 2
  • Intensive Persian
  • Advanced Persian 
  • Classical persian Literature
  • Modern Persian literature 

Postgraduate teaching

  • Persian Language
  • Persian Literature and culture

Research summary

  • Classical Persian Literature
  • Diaspora and Migrant Studies
  • Modern Persian literature

Project activity

  • Middle eastern diasporas in the UK
  • Study of Shahnameh

Haghighi, A. and Lynch, P. (2012) "Entrepreneurship and the social integration of new minorities: Iranian entrepreneurs in Scotland", Tourism Review, Vol. 67 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 10

Haghighi, A. and Lynch, P. (2011), Social implications of Ethnic entrepreneurship: sustaining the future of Middle Eastern minorities in Britain, the Second Asian Conference on the Social Sciences, June 2011, Osaka, Japan

Haghighi, A. and Lynch, P. (2010) “Entrepreneurship and the social integration of new minorities: Iranian hospitality entrepreneurs in Scotland”, New Minority Workshop, February 2010, EURAC (European Academy) Bolzano, Italy.