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The department of English Language and Literature was established by Dr Khosrow Gholamalizadeh and Mrs Nahid Qa'emi in 1994. This department embarked on its mission of admitting BA students of English Teaching in order to supply the professional workforce required for teaching English at the schools run by the Ministry of Education. Having achieved this goal, the department moved on to the establishment of English Language and Literature program at bachelor's level. Over time and with more faculty members coming in, the department of English Language and Literature initiated graduate programs, and began to run Master's programs in Linguistics, English Language Teaching, and English Language and Literature in 2001, 2005, and 2007 respectively. After the successful experience with undergraduate programs and considering the great potential the department's faculty members showed, the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology granted the permit to the department to run PhD programs as well. The first round of PhD students of Linguistics were admitted in 2011, and the same happened, two years later in 2013, to those of Teaching English Language and English Language and Literature.  
Dean of Department: Korosh Saberi  
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Saman Ebadi Associate Professor Dynamic Assessment, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Amer Gheitury Associate Professor Semiotics, Semantics, and Discourse Analysis
Nasser Maleki Associate Professor Literary Criticism, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies
Shahab Moradkhani Associate Professor Second/Foreign Language Teacher Education, and Teaching Language Skills
Nouredin Yousofi Associate Professor Foreign/Second Language Theories, Research Methodologies, and Translation Studies
Mehdi Fattahi Assistant Professor Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Language Documentation, and Language Change
Mohammad-Javad Hajjari Assistant Professor Literature and Philosophy, Literary Theory, Literary Criticism, World Literature, Digital Humanities, Literature and Science, Anglophone literature, and Comparative Literature
Pedram Lalbakhsh Assistant Professor Literary Criticism, Comparative Literature, British and American Fiction, Women Studies, and Translation Studies
Jafar Mirzaee Assistant Professor Critical Thinking, Early Modern English Literature, Narratology, and Digital Humanities
Kourosh Saberi Assistant Professor Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change, Language Contact, Language Attitude, and Language Attrition
Shoja Tafakkori Assistant Professor Syntactic Theory, Syntactic and Morphological Structure of Iranian Languages, Minimalism, Distributed Morphology, and Morphology-Syntax Interaction
Ali Tagheezadeh Assistant Professor American Studies, English and American Fiction, Literary Postmodernism, Shakespeare, Modern English Poetry, Literary Theory, Modern English Drama, and Liberal Humanism
Hiwa Weisi Assistant Professor Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, and Kurdology
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Address:Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Razi University, Tagh Bostan, Kermanshah, Iran
Tel: 98+ (83) 34277605 - 6