Georgetown University Persian Center February, 2022. Panelist and Presenter “Magnificent Design: Persian Influence in Textile Arts” Watch on YouTube
Textile Society of America Hidden Stories, Human Lives Symposium, October, 2020. Panel Chair and Presenter: “Imported Skills: Immigrant Labor in Asiatic Silk Production” Watch on YouTube
New York University New York, NY. April, 2020. “Luxury Silks from the Persianate World in East-West Diplomacy & Trade”
Centre Internationale D’Etude Textiles Anciens (CIETA) Krefeld, Germany. October, 2019. “Haft-Rangī: Color symbolism in Nizami’s Haft Paykar (Seven Beauties) as inspiration for Safavid textiles”
Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY. September 2019. “Ideals of Beauty in Islam”
College Art Association New York, NY. February, 2017. Lecture, “Teaching Historical Design at The Metropolitan Museum”
University of Bern Switzerland, June 2015 and June 2016. Dissertation project lecture, Annual Applied Arts Conferences
The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY. 2012-2014. Textile Courses: historical textile lectures and studio instruction. Read about it in The MET Blog
The New School/Parsons School of Design New York, NY, 2012-13. Art Historical lecture series with M.F.A. graduate students at The Metropolitan Museum
College Art Association Los Angeles, CA, February 2009. Art Historical lecture and panel member, sponsored by the Historians of Islamic Art Association
Textile Society of America Honolulu, HI, October 2008. Art Historical lecture for conference, “Textiles as Cultural Expressions”
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA, 2007. Retrospective lecture on studio work for graduate seminar
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey, CA, 2007. Retrospective lecture on studio work for textile students
Mills College Oakland, CA, 2007. Art Historical lectures for graduate seminar on silk textiles
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles San Jose, CA, 2006-07. Art Historical lecture series on Persian textiles and poetry
The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY. 2012-14. Silk Painting, Block Printing and repeat pattern design for artists and designers; public demonstrations and courses.
Westchester Arts Council. White Plains, NY. 2015. Silk Painting workshop for adults.
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. San Francisco, CA. 2008. Silk Painting Workshop for children
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles San Jose, CA. 2007. Quilting workshop for children
Private and small group instruction in weaving, surface design techniques and sewing available upon request.