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Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam


Dr. E. Haddadian-Moghaddam
+31 71 527 1596

Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions research fellow at Leiden. Previously he was at University of Leuven (Belgium) both as a postdoctoral and a research fellow.

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Fields of interest

Cultural Cold War
Translation and Intercultural Studies
World Literature
Persian/Iranian Studies.


His current research focuses on the dynamics, legacy and impact of the cultural Cold War in the Middle East (see the link Coldbihot below).


  • PhD,Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • MA English, and MA Social Anthropology, University of Dalarna, Sweden
  • BA TESOL, Iran

Key publications

2018. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E., O. Azadibougar. “The Persian tradition.” In Y. Gambier & U. Stecconi (eds). A World Atlas of Translation. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 149–168.

2016. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E. “The Cultural Cold War and the Circulation of World Literature: Insights from Franklin Book Programs in Tehran.” Journal of World Literature 1(3): 371-390

2016. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E., O. Azadibougar. “JWL: From Persian to World Literature.” Journal of World Literature 1(1): 8-15.

2015. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E., R. Meylaerts. “What about translation? Beyond Persianization as the language policy in Iran.” Iranian Studies 48(6): 851-870.

2014. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E. Literary Translation in Modern Iran: A Sociological Study. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2011. Haddadian-Moghaddam, E. “Agency in the translation and production of The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan into Persian.” Target: International Journal of Translation Studies, 23(2): 206-234.

Grants and awards

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (IF-2018) (2019-2022)
  • The Harry Ransom Center Humanities Fellowship
  • University of Leuven, F+ Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • The Harry Ransom Center, Dissertation Fellowship
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili Pre-doctoral Scholarship


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.08a



  • Brill Managiing Editor of Journal of World Literature
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