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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Sarah Stewart

BA (ANU); PGCE, MA, PhD (London)


Sarah Stewart
Department of the Study of Religions

Lecturer in Zoroastrianism

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Iranian Studies

Advisory Committee Member

Dr Sarah Stewart
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4270
+44 (0)20 7898 4699
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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On Sabbatical:
All year 2015/16


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Alexandra Buhler, The role played by Zoroastrians during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1905-1911.
  • Alexandra Magub, Political and Religious Ideologies on Parthian Coins from the 2nd and 1st Centuries BC
  • Elizabeth Munro, ‘The dusky hordes that swarmed’: Exposing the (mis)representation of Muslims and Islamic Religious Practice in the English Charlemagne Romance Cycle and the Petronivs Redivivvs, stories VII and VIII, from the Analecta Dvblinensia.
  • Fatima Rajina, The ethno-religious identity of British Bangladeshi Muslims
  • Kavita Maya, The Politics of British Goddess Spirituality: a feminist and critical race analysis (Working Title)
  • Nazneen Engineer, Intermarriage and Conversion in Zoroastrianism.


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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
  • India
  • Iran


Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Herzig, Edmund and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2012) Early Islamic Iran. London: I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran Vol. 5)

Sarkhosh Curtis, Vesta and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2009) The Rise of Islam. London: I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran, Vol. 4)

Sarkhosh Curtis, Vesta and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2008) The Sasanian Era. London: I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran)

Sarkhosh Curtis, Vesta and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2007) The Age of the Parthians. I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran)

Sarkhosh Curtis, Vesta and Stewart, Sarah, eds. (2005) The Birth of the Persian Empire. London: I.B. Tauris. (The Idea of Iran)

Book Chapters

Stewart, Sarah (2007) 'Parsi Prayer and Devotional Song in the Indian Diaspora.' In: Hinnells, J. R. and Williams, A., (eds.), Parsis in India and the Diaspora. Taylor and Francis, pp. 59-77.

Stewart, Sarah (2004) 'The Atas nu git: A Parsi Lay Ritual.' In: Stausberg, M., (ed.), Zoroastrian Rituals in Context. Brill, pp. 443-60.

Stewart, Sarah and Munshi, N. (2002) 'Observances of the Faithful.' In: Godrej, P. J. and Mistree, F. P., (eds.), A Zoroastrian Tapestry: Art, Religion & Culture. Mapin & Grantha, pp. 385-97.


Stewart, Sarah (2012) 'The Politics of Zoroastrian Philanthropy and the Case of Qasr-e Firuzeh.' Iranian Studies, 45 (1). pp. 59-80.

Stewart, Sarah (2007) 'Worship According to the Yasts.' IRAN. The Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies., 45 (2007). pp. 137-51.

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