Foad Torshizi is an assistant professor of modern and contemporary art of the Islamic world at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received his PhD in 2017 from Columbia University's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures. Foad has taught graduate students at Tehran University's Faculty of Fine Arts, advanced undergraduates and graduate students at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy, as well as undergraduate students at Columbia University’s Core Curriculum. His areas of research interest include historiography of art history, theories of representation, Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, and Postcolonial theory and literature.


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