Jaleh Pirnazar is a professor of Persian studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Her research interests include Iranian history, literature, ethnic and religious minorities in Iran. She has taught in the department of Near East studies at UC Berkeley since 1980. She teaches Modern Persian Language and Literature as well as Iranian Cinema. Her publications include “A Voice of Exile” in The Literary Review: Iranian Diaspora Literature Since 1980 (1996); “Iranian Jews, National Identity and Journalism 1915-1979″ in The History of Contemporary  Iranian Jews (2000), “The Image of the Iranian Jew in the Writings of Three Modern Iranian Writers”, Iran Nameh (1995).