Farshid Emami is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History at Rice University. He is the author of a forthcoming scholarly book on architecture and urban experience in Safavid Isfahan and several articles on the history of art and architecture in Iran.
Born in Tehran in 1981, he received a BA degree in architecture from Beheshti University and an MA in Urban Design from the University of Tehran. In 2009, he moved to the U.S., where he completed his Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University in 2017. In 2020, after teaching at Oberlin College in Ohio for 2.5 years, he moved to Houston, where he lives with his wife and seven-year-old son, who has been attending ICF Persian language classes.