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Dr. Ramin Sarraf

Dr. Ramin Sarraf
Assistant Professor
National University
(858) 642-8580

Dr. Ramin Sarraf, started working at National University as the Lead Faculty for the BA in Persian Studies Program in the Fall of 2007. In addition, he served as the Lead Faculty for the Arabic BA program from 2008-2012. He received his PhD (with Honors) in Persian Studies and Linguistics in 2008 from The University of Texas at Austin during which time he received a number of research grants. He worked as the Head Persian Language Curriculum Designer and Course Developer at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dr. Sarraf has two Master’s degrees; one in Linguistics and one in Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Sarraf’s main areas of teaching and research are: Language and Linguistics, and Area Studies, with focus on the Middle East and the connections between, society, language, culture, arts, and history, as well as Diversity and Multiculturalism in a global environment. Dr. Sarraf has served as Co-applicant and Co-director for the highly successful National University Summer Persian Programs made possible through external grants from 2009 - 2011. Dr. Sarraf’s other interests include: Slang, Translation and Lexicography. He teaches Linguistics, English, and Writing Courses with a focus on Interdisciplinary Areas. Dr. Sarraf has served on various University/school level committees, and is also active in the community outreach services.


Ph.D. Persian Linguistics
University of Texas, Austin