Emad Khazraee, Ph.D.
Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., a native of Iran, holds a doctorate in information studies from Drexel University, Philadelphia. His dissertation on “Archaeology of Archaeology: A study of the creation of archaeological knowledge in practice” uses the practice of archaeology as an example of a collective, data-intensive, multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to address questions such as how we reason when we are socially situated in the context of our practice, dealing with vagueness, uncertainty and lack of data; how we achieve competency in our social practice; and how we develop practical knowledge collectively. In another research trajectory, he is looking at the cultural differences in new media use and the relationship between social change and digital technologies. Relying on sociotechnical approaches to social media studies and conceptual frameworks developed in Science Technology Studies (STS), he is exploring the role of social media in social transformations. Khazraee also holds a M.Sc. in architecture from the University of Tehran, Iran. He recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He previously served as director of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department, Encyclopedia of Iranian Architectural History, Tehran, Iran.