Scholarship and Résumé
As a scholar in the field of Iranian Studies, Dr. Koorosh Angali has been tirelessly active, lecturing and publishing articles and books in the areas covering Persian culture and language. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the linguistic aspects of the Angāli dialect, his ancestral dialect, which is spoken in parts of the Dashtestan province, in the south of Iran. In this work he also included a large selection of invaluable materials, such as the local vocabulary, children's tales, games, proverbial compilation, and other folkloric materials. As a record of what is left of once a prosperous dialect, this compilation is an indispensable repository of the characteristics and aspects of a dialect which is unfortunately on the verge of extinction, like many other Iranian local dialects.
Associate Professor – Visual Arts – Tehran Art University, Iran, 2013–current.
Lecturer – Persian as a Second Language, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Aug. 2011.
Lecturer – Persian as a Second Language, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, June–July 2011.
Associate Professor – Visual Arts, The Islamic Azad University, Iran, 2010–2013.
Lecturer – Visual Arts, Sūré Art University, Tehran, Iran, 2010.
Assistant Professor – Persian as a Second Language (intermediate and advanced levels), DLI (The Defense Language Institute), Monterey, California, 2009–2010.
Lecturer – Persian Syntax and Grammar, University of California, Berkeley, 2004–2006.
Lecturer – Elementary Persian and Persian Syntax and Grammar, De Anza College, Cupertino, California, 2005–2006.
GSI (Graduate Student Instructor; winner of the the GSI Achievement Award, 2002) – Elementary Persian and Persian Syntax and Grammar, UC Berkeley, 1998–2004.
Editor, translator, consultant – Persepolis Institute, Austin, Texas, 2008–current.
Senior Research Fellow – The University of Texas at Austin. Researcher and developer: designed an Internet engine as a reference for teaching the elementary, intermediate, and advanced Persian, 2006–2008.
Editor, translator, consultant – The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Tehran, Iran, 2010–current.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS (SELECTED)
In Search of One’s Own Self, A compilation of Koorosh Angali's poetry in both traditional style and the free verse style, Nashr-e Ketab Publishers, Los Angeles, California, 1995.
“The Progressive Auxiliary Particle in the Angāli Dialect,” Iranshenasi, Vol. XIX, No. 2, Summer 2007.
Two Centuries of Ruba’i in Bushehr; a selection of Koorosh's ruba’is is included, Tehran: Lyan Publishers, 2007.
With No Favors from the Rain; a selection of Koorosh's poetry in included. Bushehr: Shoru’ Publishers, 2007.
“Who Killed Sadegh Hedayat?” Iranshenasi, Vol. XX, No. 3, Fall 2008.
The Unknown Masterpiece, by Honoré de Balzac (translation), currently under print.
Advanced Persian Reader, with Michael Craig Hillmann; Dunwoody Prints, under print.
A Dictionary of New Persian Words, with Michael Craig Hillmann; currently being edited by the publisher.
The History of Sculpture, currently under print.
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 2006–2008.
Graduate Students Instructor Achievement Award, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2002–2003.
Dr. Richard L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Award, Humboldt State University, California, 1979–1980.
Mohammad-Jafar Mahjoub Research Grant, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, 1998–2002.
Mellon Research Grant, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, 2003–2006.
Words of English Origin in the Angāli Dialect (the final draft), The Seventh European Conference of Iranian Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, September 7–10, 2011.
Ferdowsi the Reformist and the Case of Women Proposing Marriage, Ferdowsi Teach-In Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, April 26–29, 2009.
Sadeq Hedayat: the Source of His Imagery, The Seventh Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies, Sponsored by ISIS (the International Society for Iranian Studies), Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto, Canada, July 31–August 3, 2008.
The Problem of Translation in Today's Iran, The Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, May 21, 2008.
Ferdowsi in the West, The College of Economics and Management, Tehran, Iran, May 18, 2008.
On the Development of the 3rd Singular Copula in Post-Revolutionary Colloquial Persian, The Sixth Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies, Sponsored by ISIS (the International Society for Iranian Studies), SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), London, UK, August 3–5, 2006.
Implementation of English Transcription in Teaching a Foreign Language, The Third UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California USA, April 21–23, 2006.
Words of English Origin in the Angāli Dialect (the preliminary draft), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, April 2006.
On the Decipherment of Two Words in the Middle Persian Text of Drakht-i Asurig, Fifth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Sponsored by The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS); Cosponsored by The Association for the Study of Persian Societies (ASPS), Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, May 28–30, 2004.
My Parents Are Illiterate, The Second UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical Pedagogical Perspectives,
UCSC (The University of California at Santa Cruz), Santa Cruz, California, USA, March 26–28, 2004.
On the Decipherment of Two Words in the Middle Persian Text of Drakht-i Asurig (preliminary sketch), Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA, November 12, 2003.
Rumi: The Irreligious Gnostic: An Introduction to Rumi’s biography and philosophy, Sponsored by The World Affair Council, San Francisco, California, USA, February 13, 2002.
The Rhetoric Aspects of Drakht-i Asurig, Sponsored by: G. E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies Program, Campus Programming Committee and UCLA Muslim Student Association, UCLA (The University of California at Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, USA, February 8th and 9th 1997.