Mr. Shahrokh Raei
Germany

Dr. Shahrokh Raei is a lecturer and researcher in Iranian Studies and the studies of Persianate Societies.

His research interests in the fields of cultural history and anthropology are mystical brotherhoods and Sufi groups in the Islamic world, Qalandariyya and the related cultural traditions along the Silk Road and also Zoroastrianism.

He studied Ancient Iranian Culture and Old Languages at the University of Tabriz.

He received his Ph.D. in 2007 at the institute of Iranian Studies, University of Göttingen.

From 2007 to 2015 he worked as a lecturer and research associate at the institute of Iranian Studies, University of Göttingen. He was involved in a research project entitled "The Khāksār Order between Ahl-e Ḥaqq and Shiite Sufi order." In this framework he organised an International symposium and published a proceeding entitled "Islamic Alternatives; Non-Mainstream Religion in Persianate Societies."

Since 2016 he has been a habilitation candidate and lecturer at the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Freiburg.