Yasamin (she/they/او) is a polyglot actor and social media scholar. Her academic work is focused on the intersection of feminist critical data studies, new media, and performance studies by employing digital humanities tools and data-driven approaches. Her research is focused on the #metoo movement by data analysis and applying performance and media theory. Her doctoral dissertation is focused on instapoetry, data culture, and online activism in which she studies new performative and literary creations born of pop culture on the platform. She is the co-founder of Instasociety, an open-access research resource exploring how social media changes popular culture. Yasamin’s works have appeared in academic journals such as Digital Humanities Quarterly and Critical Studies in Media Communication. Her research was presented at conferences by Cultural Studies Association and Modern Languages Association.
As an actor, she is committed to understanding a character on different layers and embodying it by bringing it to life in its purest form and truest version. Her acting career began at an early age in the theatre medium. In 2021, she began acting in front of the camera. In Tehran, Paris, and Italy, Yasamin has received various acting training. Professionally, she has worked as a theatre actor in Tehran, and since 2019, she has taken courses at the University of Miami's Theatre Department and Film School. She has starred as Maral in "Eternity Road" and as Stephanie in "Tribute."
Yasamin speaks and teaches English, Italian, French, and Persian. Blogging about her life journey from Tehran to Europe and later the U.S. as an immigrant, languages, and cultures, she is an avid blogger. Her project Rahsaz aims to help young college students interested in Arts and Humanities apply for graduate schools through Instagram lives, interviews, and one-on-one coaching.
Through her social media platform, Instagram, Yasamin highlights and supports the ongoing Iran revolution, known as Women, Life, and Freedom, and she advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Iranian diaspora in the United States.
Ph.D. in Cultural, Literary & Linguistic Studies - In Progress
University of Miami
Cognate: Performance and Media Studies
Certificate: Digital Humanities
Teaching Languages: French, Italian, and Persian
M.S. in Chemical & Process Engineering
University of Bologna
B.S. in Chemical & Process Engineering
University of Tehran