Homa Katouzian is a lecturer on Persian literature and Iranian history at the University of Oxford, where he is also a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies as well as a Research Fellow at the Iran Heritage Foundation at St. Antony’s College. He organized two international conferences in 2003 and 2004 respectively: the Hedayat Centenary and Iran Facing the New Century. Katouzian serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Library of Iranian Studies in London and is an editor for the Iranian Studies academic journal. Moreover, he is an active member of the Editorial Board of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
His recent books are: Sa’di in Love: An Anthology of Sa’di’s love lyrics in Persian and English (in the press); Iran: Politics, History and Literature (hb and pb, 2013); Iran: A Beginners’ Guide (2013); The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran (2009 and 2010); Sadeq Hedayat, His Work and His Wondrous World, ed., (2008 and 2011); Iran in the 21st Century, co-ed (with Hossein Shahidi), (hb&pb, 2007); Iranian History and Politics, the Dialectic of State and Society,(2003 and 2007); Sa’di, the Poet of Life, Love and Compassion, (2006); State and Society in Iran: The Eclipse of the Qajars and the Rise of the Pahlavis, (2000 and 2006); Sadeq Hedayat: The Life and Legend of an Iranian Writer,(1991and 2002); Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran (1990 and 1999).