Prof. Richard Foltz, PhD
Professor, Religions and Cultures
PhD (Harvard University)
Richard Foltz is a cultural historian specializing in the broader Iranian world. He has published 12 books and over one hundred articles, and his work has appeared in over a dozen languages. His most recent book is The Ossetes: Modern-Day Scythians of the Caucasus (Bloomsbury Publishers, 2022).
Religions of Iran
The Ossetes: Modern-Day Scythians of the Caucasus, Bloomsbury Publishers, 2021.
A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East, Bloomsbury Publishers, 2019.
Iran in World History, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Religions of Iran: From Prehistory to the Present, Oneworld Publications, 2013.
Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Recent graduate seminars and reading courses
Ancient Iran (2016)
Religions of the Silk Road (2015)