Marjan Sharifi (b. 1981, California) received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. Her doctoral research was based within the Social Neuroscience department of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive Brain Sciences.
Since completing her doctorate, she has used her strength as an interdisciplinary scholar to develop projects which span the cognitive sciences, the arts, and human-computer interactions (HCI). She has worked within artist studios as a researcher and also collaborates with design firms both in Berlin and Los Angeles (i.e. Studio Olafur Eliasson, Studio Tomás Saraceno, and Rios Clementi Hale Studios). Currently she is an adjunct lecturer at the University of the Arts, in Berlin and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). For the Spring 2018 term, she has been invited as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s philosophy department