Mitra Ara

Assistant Professor and Director of Persian Studies
Area of expertise: 

Religious traditions in Iran


Persian language and culture

Death and afterlife in world religions

Mitra Ara is an expert in Iranian cultures and religious traditions. She is the author of the book "Eschatology in the Indo-Iranian Traditions”.  She is the Founding Director of The Persian Studies program at SF State.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Fluent in language other than English: 
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3121