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Haidar Khezri, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar


Haidar Khezri

Haidar Khezri is a Kurdish Scholar with research interests in comparative literature (Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, and Turkish), poetry, critical theory, post-colonial literature, gender studies, and modernism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Damascus University, as well as a Master of Arts and Sciences in the same discipline from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.


Among other things, Dr. Khezri is currently working with Indiana University faculty in developing a Kurdish language curriculum which will, in turn, provide valuable insight into the world of Kurdish literature and culture to Indiana University -- Bloomington students. Dr. Khezri has experience in teaching Kurdish and Persian grammar and conversation, Kurdish literature, contemporary and comparative Persian literature, Arabic literature, translation, and writing methodolgy. In addition, he has proficiency in 5 different languages, including English, Persian, Kurdish, Arabic, and Turkish.


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