Aazam Feiz

Persian Language and literature

Ph.D, University of Florida
Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Developing Materials for Teaching Persian
HSSB 3065
Office Hours:
T & R 11:00- 12:00 and by appointment
Time Period: Spring 2019


Aazam Feiz teaches courses in Persian Language and Literature at UCSB.  She has a BA in English translation from Allameh University, an MA in  Linguistics from Modarres University in Tehran, and  a PhD in  Linguistics from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, where her dissertation received the Distinguished Threadgill Award. She also obtained a certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) from the University of Florida. She is an ACTFL OPI Tester of Persian with Limited Certification.

Previously she taught Persian courses it the Department of Linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was appointed as Director of Persian Studies.

Her  research focuses on Structures of Persian Language, Psycho-linguistics,  and Second Language Acquisition. Her interest in the field of  Psycho-linguistics is in language processing, eye tracking, and subject-verb  agreement. Her current project in Second Language Acquisition is  developing a textbook for teaching Persian language. She was awarded a grant from US Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages for this project.


Object attraction effects during subject-verb agreement in Persian

A Feiz, W Cowles – Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2018

Courses Taught:

RGST 57A (Persian I)

RSST 57B (Persian II)

RGST 57C (Persian III)

RGST 57D (Persian IV)

RGST 57E (Persian V)

RGST 57F (Persian VI)

RGST 157F (Advanced Persian I)


RGST 58A (Intensive Persian I)

RGST 58B (Intensive Persian II)

RGST 58C (Intensive Persian III)

RGST 58D (Intensive Persian IV)

RGST 58E (Intensive Persian V)

RGST 157 CP (Contemporary Persian Literature & Translation)

RGST 157 PP (Classic Persian Literature & Translation)

RGST 157G (Persian Cinema)

RGST 157I (Persian Media)