Her research focuses on medieval Persian literature with an emphasis on epic poetry, including Shāhīn’s oeuvre in the Judeo-Persian language; on folk literature, notably prose dāstāns, and the problem of medieval orality; on the Alexander-Romance in the Islamic domain; and more recently on literary paratexts and the concepts of authorship in connection with the notion of literary canon.
Her recent publications include an edited volume Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World: Patterns of interaction across the centuries (Brill, 2015); ʻRe-Writing the Episode of Alexander and Candace in Medieval Persian Literature,ʼ in Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transnational Perspectives, ed. Markus Stock (Toronto University Press, 2015); ʻWhy So Many Stories? Untangling the Versions of Iskandar’s Birth and Upbringing,ʼ in Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World: Patterns of interaction across the centuries, ed. J. Rubanovich (Brill, 2015); ʻOrality in Medieval Persian Literature,ʼ in Medieval Oral Literature, ed. Karl Reichl (De Gruyter, 2012); ʻTracking the Shahnama Tradition in Medieval Persian Folk Prose,ʼ Shahnama Studies II, ed. Charles Melville and G.R. van den Berg (Brill, 2012).