Dr. Armaghan Ziaee is an interdisciplinary architecture historian and Women’s and Gender Studies scholar. Her work centers on transnational and decolonial studies, intersectional methods and pedagogy, and the history of gender and space, particularly in the Middle East. Her projects expand narratives of marginalized and disenfranchised groups that have been systematically excluded in grand narratives. She pays attention to micro-histories, everyday spaces, and unknown figures.
Dr. Ziaee received her Ph.D. in Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism and her second master’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She has been the recipient of awards, grants, and fellowships including from the National Women’s Studies Association and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-GAHTC. Before joining CSUSM she worked and taught Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Texas and the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Ziaee teaches introductory, upper-division, and graduate-level courses including introduction to WGSS, transnational feminisms, feminist and womanist theories, and research methods. She supports and enhances diverse student populations, and she was awarded a medal of honor by the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services (2019) and the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award (2020) from the University of Cincinnati.