Dr Asma Mehan is the Current Post- Doctoral Research Fellow at the China Room and South-China Torino Collaboration Lab (SCTCL) and Adjunct Fellow at the Future Urban Legacy Lab (FULL) both affiliated with Politecnico di Torino. Asma has previously served as Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF) Postdoc Fellow at the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran (Iran), Visiting Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Urbanism at EPFL University in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI) in Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia).
Asma has a background in Architecture and received a Master degree in Architecture (2013) from School of Art and Architecture at the Art University of Isfahan (Iran) and PhD (DPhil) (2017) in “Architecture, History, and Project” program from Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Since 2011, she has developed extensive teaching experience at different universities in Iran and Italy. Asma’s research straddles the disciplines of critical urban studies, political geographies and architecture. Her current interest is focused on Iran and Malaysia and its surrounding area in the Middle East and Southeast Asia region.