Dr. Kaveh Farrokh is an award-winning author and renowned academic. He additionally holds a dual role as a college counselor and learning specialist.
He was born in Athens, Greece and is cited as “…a leading authority in the history of Persia“ by the University of British Columbia website. He has been recognized as an expert in the field of Iranian history:
- As noted by ASMEA (Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa): “Dr. Kaveh Farrokh is a … member of many distinguished organizations. He is a well-known and highly respected author and expert on Iranian history, language and culture.“
- The Persian Heritage Magazine (Volume XIX, No. 73, Spring 2014) cites Kaveh Farrokh as a “…Historian and Researcher” (p.29 [English version], p.32 [Persian version]).
- Palgrave-Macmillan, a leading international academic venue, has listed Kaveh Farrokh among its list of contributors (p.xiii, 2015) for its 2015 text “The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism” who are cited as “…an international team of experts and scholars…”
Kaveh has been lecturing at the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Continuing Studies as well as at UBC’s Persian Studies initiative program in the university’s Asian Studies department. He is affiliated with a number of world-renowned organizations, including the Hellenic-Iranian Studies Society, The Iran Linguistics Society and Stanford University’s WAIS (World Association of International Studies) program.
The University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program gave a strong tribute to Kaveh Farrokh acknowledging his long association with the University of British Columbia – kindly see video showing the distinguished Professor Harjot S. Oberoi who is a world-class historian at the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program.
Kaveh has been noted for a number of citations including the following:
- The Wall Street Journal and Reuters News Service (2011)
- The Peer-Reviewed Iranshenasi academic Journal (2010)
- The Scholarship and Merit Award (2009)
- Best History Book Aaward in London (2008), citaiton by the Indepedent Book Publisher’s Association in the United States (2008), citation of book in the BBC (2008) and the Kayhan Newspaper of London (2008) (the Iranian equivalent of the New York Times).
Kaveh’s second book “Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War” received praise by Dr.s Geoffrey Greatrex (University of Ottawa), Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh, Department of Classics), Patrick Hunt (Stanford University), Nikoloz Kacharava (The University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Member of Academy of Sciences in Georgia, Active Member of New York Academy of Sciences) (posted on Amazon.com) .
Note that the foreword of Kaveh’s second book was written by Harvard Professor Emeritus Richard Nelson Frye.
Kaveh Farrokh’s third textbook, Iran at War: 1500-1988 (Osprey Publishing, 2011) has been translated into Persian by one of the most prestigious academic Persian-language publishing houses, known as Qoqnoos Publishers (انتشارات ققنوس). The translation (ایران در جنگ) has been conducted by Maryam Saremi. Qoqnoos has translated into Persian academic textbooks by scholars such as David Nicolle, Josef Wiesehofer, Duncan head, Touraj Atabaki, Nino Piglokevskaya, Sandra Mackey, Touraj Daryaee, Mohammed Dandamaev, Agrar Aliev, Christopher Foster, and Mary Boyce.
The publishing of the Persian translation of “ایران در جنگ” (Iran at War) has been announced by major Persian-language news outlets such as:
- Tasnim News (September 22, 2018/31 Shahrivar 1397): ایران در جنگ از چالدران تا جنگ تحمیلی” منتشر شد “
- Saba News (September 8, 2018/17 Sharivar 1397): کتاب »ایران در جنگ« نوشته کاوه فرخ با ترجمه شهربانو سارمی
- Ibna (September 28, 2018/6 Mehr 1397): ققنوسی که در طول تاریخ بارها و بارها از خاکستر خویش برخاست
- IRNA (September 22, 2018/31 Shahrivar 1397): ایران در جنگ؛ جستاری در تاریخ جنگی خونبار ایران
- Miras Maktoob (August 26 2018/4 Shahrivar 1397): سرنوشت ایران از جنگ چالدران تا جنگ تحمیلی
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Despite living in East Berlin, Kaveh had to cross what was the Berlin Wall just to get to the Berlin American High School (B.A.H.S.) (See Kaveh’s photo in the B.A.H.S yearbook in 1975 by clicking this line, note that Kaveh’s name is cited as “Kevin Farrokh”).
With the end of his father’s ambassadorial post to East Germany, Kaveh and his family came to Iran in 1977. Tehran had become a major world metropolis by then, and was a favorite destination for international tourists; As a result of his life experience, education, and studies of linguistics, Kaveh now speaks a number of languages. He has also lived in and traveled to several countries, including West Germany, East Germany, France, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia, and Iran.
Kaveh obtained his undergraduate arts degree in May 1985 and his Ph.D. on September 24, 2001 from the University of British Columbia, where he specialized on the cognitive and linguistic processes of Persian speakers.