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Rouhina, Mahak

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

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Mahak Rouhina is a Graphic Designer volunteering with the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies. Mahak is a visual artist and will begin her graduate studies at the University of Toronto in the Department of Art History in September 2023. She has already earned her MFA in Visual Communication from Tarbiat Modares University in Iran. Mahak’s research interests revolve around exploring the visual elements found in manuscripts, as well as studying the associated artifacts and monuments from Islamic periods. Her articles delving into these subjects have been published in several journals. In addition, since 2018 she has been working as a Persian carpet designer. Mahak is also a recipient of several national and international awards for visual arts and carpet design.