Domenico Ingenito

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Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA

Domenico Ingenito (born in 1982 in Vico Equense, Italy) is Director of the Program on Central Asia and Assistant Professor of Classical Persian at UCLA. His research interests center on premodern Persian poetry (in particular the history of lyric genres at the intersection of eroticisms and politics) anthropology of ritual and symbolic representations (concepts of kingship, mourning rituals, poetry as a ritualized cultural performance), comparative literature (including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan), translations studies, and geocriticism.