Aazam Feiz

Persian Language and literature

Ph.D, University of Florida
Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Developing Materials for Teaching Persian
HSSB 3054
Office Hours:
TR 11:00 am- 12:00 pm and by appointment
Time Period: Winter 2022


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 Ph.D. 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 in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 the Persian language.


Object attraction effects during subject-verb agreement in Persian

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

Courses Taught:

RGST 57A (Elementary Persian I)

RSST 57B (Elementary Persian II)

RGST 57C (Elementary Persian III)

RGST 57D (Intermediate Persian I)

RGST 57E (Intermediate Persian II)

RGST 57F (Intermediate Persian III)

RGST 157A (Advanced Persian I)

RGST 58A (Intensive Elementary Persian I)

RGST 58B (Intensive Elementary Persian II)

RGST 58C (Intensive Intermediate Persian I)

RGST 58D (Intensive Intermediate Persian II)

RGST 158E (Intensive Advanced Persian I)

RGST 158F (Intensive Advanced Persian II)

RGST 157 CP (Contemporary Persian Literature & Translation)

RGST 157 PP (Classic Persian Literature & Translation)

RGST 157G (Persian Cinema)

RGST 157I (Persian Media)

RGST 157J (Persian Translation)