SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Dr Nima Mina

MA(Marburg), DESS in music performance (Montreal), PhD (Montreal)
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Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Senior Lecturer in Persian and Iranian Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Global Media and Communications

Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Steering Committee Member

Centre for Iranian Studies


Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Centre Member

SOAS World Languages Institute


Dr Nima Mina
Email address:
020 7898 4315
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Contemporary Iranian Studies


Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Amin Hashemi, Discourses in Popular Music of Post-Revolution Iran
  • Firuz Akhtar Mohamad Bohari, The Notions of Captivity in Arab, Malay and Persian Travel Writing from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
  • Seán Pieper, Assessing the Impact of Greco-Roman Texts on British and German Writers’ Perception of Iran in the Qajar Period


Iranian current affairs. Exile literature by multilingual Iranian writers, translation studies, crosscultural reception of literature, theory and practice of literary text analysis


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Available for
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  • Short Term Consultancy
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Regional Expertise
  • Central Asia
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Tajikistan
  • French
  • German


Authored Books

Mina, Nima (2007) Anmerkungen zu Josef von Hammer-Purgstalls Hafis-Uebersetzungen. [Annotations to Josef von Hammer-Purgstall's Translations of Hafis]. Graz: Grazer Morgenlaendische Studien.

Mina, Nima (2007) Esmail Khois Rueckkehr nach Borgio Verezzi. [Esmail Khois' Return to Borgio Verezzi]. Marburg: Most-Verlag.

Mina, Nima (1995) Scharnusch Parsipur: Tuba. Unionsverlag (Zürich).


Mina, Nima (1999) 'Said: Un Portrait'. Tangence, (59), pp 113-120.

Mina, Nima (1996) 'Der moderne mystische Dichter Sohrab Sepehri-ein Portrait mit Anmerkungen zum Problem der Übersetzung seiner Lyrik'. Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik, (vol. 2), pp 28-82.

Edited Books or Journals

Mina, Nima, (ed.), (2019) Freydoun Farokhzad: Another Season Andere Jahreszeit. A Bilingual Edition with Critical Introduction, Annotations and Archival Material. Edited and Translated by Nima Mina. London: Mehri Publication. (Poetry).

Book Chapters

Mina, Nima (2010) 'Forugh Farrokhzad as Translator of Modern German Poetry: Observations About the Anthology Marg-e man ruzi.'. In: Brookshaw, Dominic Parviz and Rahimieh, Nasrin, (eds.), Forugh Farrokhzad. Poet of Modern Iran. Iconic Women and Feminine Pioneer of New Persian Poetry.. London: IB Tauris, pp 149-164.

Mina, Nima (2008) 'Rudolf Gelpke as translator of classical literature. A chapter in the history of Persian literary studies in Switzerland.'. In: Zaborski, Andrej and Piela, Marek, (eds.), Oriental Languages in Translation. Cracow: Polish Academy of Sciences - Cracow Branch., pp 85-97.

Mina, Nima (2008) 'Gefängnismemoiren aus dem nachrevolutionären Iran'. In: Ritter, Markus and Kauz, Ralph and Hoffmann, Birgitt, (eds.), Iran und iranisch geprägte Kulturen. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, pp 210-220.

Mina, Nima (2006) 'Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall's Historiography of Persian Literature and its Aftermath'. In: Goerner, R. and Mina, N., (eds.), Wenn die Rosenhimmel tanzen. Orientalische Motivik in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts.. Iudicium, pp 39-51.

Mina, Nima (2006) 'Josef von Hammer-Purgstall's Historiography of Persian Literature and Its Aftermath.'. In: Mina, Nima and Görner, Rüdiger, (eds.), Wenn die Rosenhimmel Tanzen. Orientalische Motivik in der deutschsprachigen Literature des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Munich: Iudicium.

Mina, Nima (1995) 'Lyrikanalyse und Übersetzungsvergleich. Methodik und Anwendung'. In: H, eds, (ed.), Didaktik des Fremdverstehens. Gunter Narr Verlag (Tübingen), pp 195-228.


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