Dr Taraneh Meshkani Assistant Professor
Taraneh Meshkani is an urbanist, architect, and educator. She holds a doctoral degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design, Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto, and Bachelors of Architecture from Azad University in Tehran.
Meshkani’s research and teaching engage a range of issues in urban and architectural history, theory, and design with the focus on the linkage of new information and communication technologies and their spatialities to the social and political processes of contemporary cities. Her recent works examine the impact of social media on the use of urban spaces, new territorial manifestations of data, spaces of conflict, and socio-political dimensions of urban infrastructures.
Meshkani has served on the editorial board of the New Geographies journal and was a co-editor in chief of NG7: Geographies of Information. She has been a doctoral fellow of the Energy Consortium at Harvard University Center for the Environment where she studied topics at the intersection of the landscape of energy and urbanization and explored the urban environmental challenges.
Before coming to Kent State University, Meshkani has held teaching and research positions at Harvard University and Boston Architectural College where she has taught courses on urban history and theory, architecture history, contemporary landscape architecture in urban theory, film and cities. She has worked in different architectural firms, including Morphosis Architects, organized many lectures, exhibitions, and conferences such as the Emerging Models of Planning Practices in Singapore and Doctor of Design conferences at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work has been published and presented in Canadian Architect Magazine, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, MediaCities, and ACADIA, among other publications.