Somayeh Chitchian

Somayeh Chitchian

Architecture, Urban Studies

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Somayeh Chitchian is a doctoral fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. She is also a doctoral student at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Her work lies at the intersection of critical urban theory and migration studies, and explores the emergent and shifting geographies of (im)migration and (im)mobility. Somayeh is a trained architect and holds a BSc and MSc in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology. She has practiced in design practices in both Amsterdam and The Hague in the Netherlands. In 2013, she received a Master’s in Design Studies in Critical Conservation with distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Her research on the ‘Middle Eastern immigration landscape in America’ won the Harvard ESRI Development Center Student of the Year Award in 2014.

Somayeh Chitchian is a trained architect from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and holds a Master in Design Studies degree in Critical Conservation (distinction) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her master thesis was titled “Other[ed] City: (Re)presentation of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Urban West”. She has presented her work at conferences in Northeastern University and Harvard Divinity School (2013). At Harvard University, she has served as a Teaching Fellow in the urban planning department and as research assistant in various projects.