Farzaneh Milani is professor of Persian literature and Women’s studies at the University of Virginia, where she is the Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Culture. She served as president of the Association of Middle Eastern Women Studies in America and received the All University Teaching Award in 1998.
In addition, she has served as the Executive Officer of the American Association of Persian Teachers, on the Board of Executive Directors of Middle East Studies Association of North America, and on the Advisory Editorial Board for the Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures.
Milani has published over 100 articles, epilogues, forewords, and afterwords in Persian and English. Selected publications include: Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement (2011); A Cup of Sin: Selected Poems of Simin Bebhbahani (1999); and Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women Writers (1992).