Centre Members and Associates

The Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies (CPIS) was created in 2008 to coordinate and enhance the activities of scholars at the University of Exeter, within history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, politics, classics, and other fields relating to Persian and Iranian academia. The Centre is based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.


MemberRoleResearch interests
Michael Axworthy  Director of the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies Iranian History, 18th Century Iran, Contemporary Iran.
Robert Gleave Professor of Arabic Studies  
Leonard Lewisohn Senior Lecturer in Persian Classical Persian Literature, Sufism, Islamic Studies
Ali Mossadegh Lecturer in Persian  
Sajjad Rizvi  Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History