Soudabeh Rafieisakhaei has received a B.A. in Theater from the University of Tehran and a M.A. in Dramatic Literature from Tehran University of Art, Iran. She has translated two books from The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art from English to Persian; i.e., Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, part 1 (2007) and Glass: From Sasanian Antecedents to European Imitations (2008). Her research interests include Persian Theater, Islamic Art, classical and contemporary Persian literature, contemporary Azerbaijani literature, contemporary Turkish literature, Turkish-German literature, translation studies and sociolinguistics.