Farniyaz Zaker


Lecturer in Persian Studies

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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies



Farniyaz Zaker is an artist and lecturer in Persian Studies and Azerbaijani at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute. Zaker’s research and practice deal with the history and theory of architecture and textiles with regard to bodily, societal, spatial and linguistic practices in Iran. In 2015 Farniyaz completed her DPhil in Fine Art at the University of Oxford with the support of St John’s College’s Lamb and Flag Graduate Scholarship. Besides teaching at the Oriental Institute since 2015, she was a visiting lecturer at the Department of Asian and African Studies at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg-Russia in 2017. In 2018 she was a visiting Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies and a Junior Teaching Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum’s Karsis Fellowship Programme.


Farniyaz Zaker