UMass Dartmouth faculty Pamela Karimi

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PAMELA KARIMI: Selected Recent Work

Book and Edited Volumes:

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Other Recent Publications:


Selected Curatorial Projects:


Selected Honors:

  • Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January 2017-June 2017.
  • Iran Heritage Foundation Fellowship. London Middle East Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, January 2015-June 2015.
  • Green Award for a Faculty Member, UMass Dartmouth, April 2014.
  • The UMASS President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund (with Thomas Stubblefield and Michael Swartz), 2012 and 2016.
  • Shortlisted for the Susan and Donald Newhouse External Faculty Fellowship, Wellesley College, 2011 and 2016.
  • Honorable Mention Citation, Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year on a Topic of Iranian Studies, Foundation for Iranian Studies, 2010.
  • The Scott Opler Grant for Emerging Professionals, the Society of Architectural Historians, 2010.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, 2008- 2009.
  • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2007-2008.
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, 2006- 2007.


Selected Professional Service to the Field:

  • Board Member of The Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (Fall 2014-) and Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative (co-founder).
  • External Academic Reviewer since 2010: Choice Reviews; Cities; ArtMargins; Home Cultures; The Getty Research Journal; Journal of Planning History; Journal of Memory Studies, Grey Room; International Iranian Studies Conference; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies; The International Journal of Iranian Studies; Lit Verlag Publishers; Oxford University Press and Brill (reviewed and evaluated two textbooks).
  • Contributing editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture (Spring 2012-Summer 2014).
  • Faculty Reviewer, MIT/Berkeley Dissertation Workshop at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation. Honolulu, HI (2013).
  • Academic Reviewer for the Graham Foundation Fellowships (2012); the Social Science Research Council (2012-2016); Ford Foundation Fellowships (Spring 2011-2016).
  • Editor-in-chief of H-AMCA listserv: An online network for members of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (2011-2013)


 Selected Invited Lectures:

  • TU Delft, May 2017; College of Holy Cross, March 2017; Oklahoma State University, November 2016; Trinity Square Video, Urban Space Gallery, Toronto, February 2016; London Middle East Institute, SOAS, November 2015; Iranian Studies Colloquium at Yale University, October 2014;” Columbia University, Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, May 2014; University of Texas at Austin, February 2014; University of Illinois, Chicago, March 2014; University of Connecticut, May 2014; DePauw University, November 2013; University of Southern Maine, April 2014; University of Toronto, September 2013; The Aga Khan Program Lecture Series at MIT, October 2012; The Annual Seminar on Iranian Studies at Columbia University, May 2011; Copenhagen University, Denmark, March 2009; Oberlin College, April 2008; Pratt School of Design, November 2007.