Nassim Parvin

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
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TSRB 320
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Dr. Parvin (JafariNaimi) is an Associate Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, where she also directs the Design and Social Justice Studio. Parvin’s research explores the ethical and political dimensions of design and technology, especially as related to values of democratic participation and social justice. Integrating methods of humanistic scholarship and design-based inquiry, her research answers pressing questions about the influence of digital technologies on the future of social and collective interactions. Her papers have appeared in premier publication venues in design studies, science and technology studies, and human-computer interaction.

Parvin has a lead editorial role in Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, an innovative open-access journal in the expanding interdisciplinary field of STS that recently received 2020 Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Infrastructure Award. She also serves as the associate director of Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center, an interdisciplinary research center funded by the Mellon Foundation; and the associate director of Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx). Parvin’s teaching has received multiple recognitions inclusive of the campus-wide 2017 GATECH CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Her designs have been deployed at non-profit organizations such as the Mayo Clinic and exhibited in venues such as the Smithsonian Museum, receiving multiple awards and recognitions. Dr. Parvin received her PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MS in Information Design and Technology from Georgia Tech and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran.

  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS, Georgia Tech
Awards and
  • 2017 Georgia Tech CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016 Ivan Allen College Teacher of the Year Award


Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Community engagement
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Philosophy
  • Science and Technology


  • LCC-3206: Communication & Culture
  • LCC-3710: Prin-Interaction Design
  • LCC-6311: Visual Culture & Design
  • LCC-6340: Mixed Reality Exp Design
  • LCC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-3705: Prin Information Design
  • LMC-3710: Prin Interaction Design
  • LMC-3833: Special Topics in STAC
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-6311: Visual Culture and Desi
  • LMC-6318: Experimental Media
  • LMC-6399: Discovery & Invention
  • LMC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-6748: Social Justice & Design
  • LMC-6800: DM MS Project Course
  • LMC-8001: Digital Media Studies
  • LMC-8801: Special Topics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles