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UMass Dartmouth faculty Pamela Karimi

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Pamela Karimi is Assistant Professor of Art History. She earned her PhD in history and theory of art and architecture from MIT in 2009. Her primary field of research is art, architecture, and visual culture of the modern Middle East. Before joining the Art History faculty at UMass Dartmouth, Dr. Karimi taught at Brandeis University, NYU, Wellesley College, and Lawrenceville School. Karimi is the author of Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era (Routledge, 2013). She formerly served as the editor of H-AMCA, the online network of the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey and was on the editorial team of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.

Research Interests:

  • Modern and contemporary art, architecture, and theory (with focus on the modern Middle East) | Gender and visual culture.

Sample Courses:

  • Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Studies in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
  • Gender, Domesticity, and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Art
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Theory and Method of Art History
  • Iranian Cinema
  • Development of Modern Architecture (special theme: Reinventing the Post-Industrial City)