Dr. Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo

E-mail: maat@usal.es

Research Interests:

Old and Middle Iranian languages and literatures, Zoroastrianism.



Biography

Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo is Assistant Professor in Avestan and Pahlavi Languages at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations of the University of Toronto (2017). His main research interests are Old and Middle Iranian languages and literatures, Zoroastrianism, Indo-Iranian and Indo-European Linguistics, and Comparative Mythology.




Project Abstract

The project "Zoroastrian short liturgies in contact: the Xorde Avesta in the ancient secondary transmission" offers a fundamental contribution to the research on the Xorde Avesta or "Small Avesta", the most extensive but least studied corpus of the Zoroastrian literature. The main aim of this project is to contextualize all the attestations in the ancient secondary transmission referring to the Zoroastrian ritual praxis beyond the long liturgies, and to check whether or not they agree with the extant texts and rituals of the Xorde Avesta. The results of this research will help us understand the historical development of these texts and rituals during the last three millennia.




Curriculum vitae

2017

Assistant Professor in Avestan and Pahlavi Languages, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto.

2016 – 2017

Adjunct Professor in Indo-European Linguistics, Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European, University of Salamanca.

2016

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2013 – 2015

Associate Professor & Marie Curie Fellow, The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen. 

2010 – 2013

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Institut für Iranistik, Freie Universität Berlin. 

2005 – 2009

Research Assistant in Indo-European Linguistics, Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European, University of Salamanca.