Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, I moved to the United States in 2010 to get my MFA in Scenography. After earning my MFA, I completed my PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies and moved on to teaching as Assistant Professor of Design & Technology at the University of Kansas, Department of Theatre & Dance where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Before Moving to the United States, I got my BA in Playwriting from Art University in Tehran. Beside Teaching, I design set, costume, and projection both in educational and professional setting by bringing my rigorous background in graphic design and photography into the world of scenography. I am also drawn toward scholarly work by focusing on the Middle Eastern region in general, and, Iran in particular, where I use theories of race and performance to talk about the evolving and exciting art scene of the region.