Ardalan Rezamand is a PhD student and a sessional lecturer at SFU. He specializes in Middle Eastern and Islamic history.
Born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, Ardalan completed his BA at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998, with a double-major in philosophy and Islamic & Near-Eastern studies. He worked as a healthcare analyst and a personal banker before returning to academia in 2008.
Ardalan graduated from SFU with an MA in history in 2012. His MA thesis traced the influence of academic philosophy in the formation of a modern Iranian identity. Currently, he is completing his PhD at SFU. He has taught a variety of undergraduate courses at SFU and is an active participant in many provincial and national academic conferences.
Ardalan has also been a research assistant for the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures for four years, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.