I have been researching Human-centered design research and Social computing. My papers are mostly about youth engagement, popular culture, using computer-human interaction to improve civic engagement, and exploring space in social VR. You also can read my medium blog here.
I have been working in the Social Computing lab at UC Davis as a research collaborator. I am researching the space and spatial experience in Social VR. I have also researched how social media influences youth activism which was accepted to CHI2023 workshop on Supporting Social Movements through HCI and Design Research. The paper can be accessed here.
How do films help us in understanding the cultural and historical context of society? How do cinematic representations differ from real-life experiences?
This chapter explores teenagers' everyday life practices in Iran. By reviewing two films featuring teenagers in the early 21st century, we conclude that young people's experiences are different from adults, and the social and cultural structure of society influences teens' experiences. Explore more about the book here
This chapter is about evaluating young people's participation in the Rocky Hill Trail project. The Rocky Hill Trail project grew out of a more encompassing effort to enlist youth in discussing, identifying, and promoting needed change in their community. Young people could transfer a path of dirt, which they used as their way to school, to a paved and refurbished route and named it Rocky hill trail. You can read more about the chapter and the book here.
My papers about youth involvement have been featured in some journals, which can be accessed on my Researchgate and my Google Scholar
I have also worked as an editor in Redfeather Journal.
Back in Iran, I was one of the editors of the Journal of Urban Research (Jostarhaye Shahrsazi in Farsi). I compiled, contributed, and reviewed essays about narrative planning, literary geography, and using creative methods in collaborative planning.
I also have some publications in cultural magazines in Farsi. Summaries of some of them in English are in the links below:
-Friendship between Harry Potter fans
-Exploring experience of father’s house based on
Will Barnet’s “Fathers House"