Daniel Sheffield holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, where he specialized in Iranian and Persian Studies. His dissertation charted the evolution of discursive practices by which Zoroastrians in Iran and India came to define their communal identity through constructions of the life of Zarathustra, the central figure of their religion. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Cosmopolitan Zarathustras: Religion, Translation, and Prophethood in Iran and South Asia, which tells the story of the Zoroastrian communities of Iran and South Asia by tracing how the embrace of a cosmopolitan theological vocabulary and the reception of the canon of Classical Persian literature affects these communities, promoting the production of new forms of meaning-making and literary production under the specter of scholastic traditions inherited from Late Antiquity. He is also preparing a critical edition and translation of an unpublished Zoroastrian Middle Persian text, The Book of Religious Judgments (Wizirgerd ī Dēnīg), for publication. Daniel's recent and forthcoming articles appear in The Bulletin of the Asia Institute, On the Wonders of Land and Sea: Persianate Travel Writing (ed. Sharma and Micallef), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism (ed. Stausberg and Vevaina), and No Tapping Around Philology: A Festschrift Celebrating Wheeler M. Thackston Jr.'s 70th Birthday (ed. Korangy and Sheffield). He is currently pursuing research on a second book project, tentatively entitled On Translation and Toleration: The Free-Thinkers of Safavid Iran and Mughal India. At Princeton, Daniel offered undergraduate courses on Zoroastrianism, Orientalism, Early Modern Islamicate history, and the application of translation theory to religious studies, and reads Middle Persian and Classical Persian with interested graduate students.