Postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Shervin Farridnejad is a postdoctoral research fellow in Zoroastrian Studies, teaching at the Institute of Religious Studies and the Institute for Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. He received his PhD in Ancient/Middle Iranian and Zoroastrian Studies (title: „The language of images: A study on iconographic exegesis of the anthropomorphic divine images in Zoroastrianism”) from the Department of Iranian Studies of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) in 2014.
His main research interest is the cultural and religious history of Zoroastrianism in late antiquity. His current research interests include the ritulas and their iconoraphy, connections and exchanges between the ancient, eraly modern and contemporary Zoroastrian rituals and practices, the history of late antique Zoroastrianism, as well as the transmission of knowledge in the Ancient Near East. His research focuses also on Zoroastrian religious literature in both ancient and early modern time. His current project at TOPOI-excellence cluster is a study on “Religious Authority in Zoroastrianism and the Question of Succession: Textual Authority versus Priestly Authority”.