Miguel Ángel Andres-Toledo
FEZANA Professor of Zoroastrian Languages and Literatures, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo is the FEZANA Professor of Zoroastrian Languages & Literatures in the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations. He received his PhD at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Before joining the University of Toronto, Andrés-Toledo held academic positions at the University of Salamanca, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Copenhagen and Free University of Berlin.
His research interests mainly cover the Avestan and Pahlavi languages and literatures, with a specific focus on the Pahlavi translations and exegesis of Avestan texts and their written transmission. He has worked on ten international projects in the fields of Old and Middle Iranian languages and literatures, Zoroastrianism and Indo-Iranian linguistics; for example, the Avestan Digital Archive (University of Salamanca) and the Middle Persian Dictionary Project (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
He has been teaching in-person and online courses on Zoroastrian languages and literatures, and other related topics, for almost two decades at several international universities. At the University of Toronto, he will offer courses on Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian (Pahlavi), and Zoroastrian Literature of Ancient and Late Antique Iran, and will expand the training of students with other specific courses on these languages and literatures.
Among other publications, he is the author of the monographs El hilo de la vida y el lazo de la muerte en la tradición indoirania [The thread of life and the noose of death in the Indo-Iranian tradition] (2010. Valencia, Spain) and The Zoroastrian Law to Expel the Demons: Wīdēwdād 10-15: Critical Edition, Translation and Glossary of the Avestan and Pahlavi Texts (2016. Wiesbaden, Germany).