I am a social media scholar and actor, and blogger based in Miami, blogging about my life as an immigrant, graduate school, art, language, and culture. While always finding it tough to find a home discipline or one single job title to stick to, I am currently enjoying my kind of freelance style of career life, doing my Ph.D. in Cultural, Literary, and Linguistic Studies while also acting project-based and writing part-time.
My research examines social media from a new media and performance studies perspective. Through the use of digital humanities tools, I explore #metoo in theory and with data from Twitter. As a researcher for Instagram poetry, instapoetry, I study new performative and literary creations born of pop culture on the platform.
Do not get surprised! You might scroll down and notice that I have my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical and Process engineering. True! I'm a former engineer and glad to bring my mathematical logic and technical skills, such as coding, to Arts and Humanities.
As a language freak, I was born and raised in Iran, studied and worked in Europe, mostly in Italy, and I'm currently based in the U.S. as a teaching assistant at the University of Miami, teaching French, Italian and Persian language.
I am the co-founder of Instasociety, an open-access resource exploring how social media is changing popular culture. For all social media nerds, this is heaven on earth- so check it out by clicking here.
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