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Elizabeth Tucker

Jill Hart Senior Research Fellow in Indo-Iranian Philology (emerita)


First degree in Classics followed by Sanskrit with Old Iranian at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Joined Wolfson College as graduate student in 1973. JRF at St Hugh’s College 1975-78. DPhil 1979 supervised by Anna Morpurgo Davies. 1974-2018 responsible for teaching Oxford University classes in Old Iranian (Old Persian and Avestan). Also classes in Rigveda texts, jointly with Christopher Minkowski 2005-2018; supervision of graduate students specialising in Indo-Iranian Philology for the Faculty of Linguistics, Comparative Philology and Phonetics.

Publications deal with historical and comparative linguistic problems in Vedic Sanskrit, Avestan and Old Persian texts. Edition, translation and commentary on book 11 from the Paippalāda recension of the Atharvaveda in preparation..