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Armin Fardis

Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley


Armin Fardis is a social historian, writer, and educator residing in Northern California. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley in the Department of Geography and a graduate of the doctoral program in African and African American Studies at Harvard University (2020). He wrote a dissertation on anticolonial prison revolts in the United States and Northern Ireland. In addition to his research at Harvard, Armin received a master’s degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, researching the role of anticolonial political thought on Black social movements in the United States. Throughout his time in academia, Armin has worked with non-profit and grassroots organizations in California’s Bay Area as both a teacher and researcher for the Prison University Project and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Armin was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in Berkeley, California where he lives today with his wife and two funky pups!

Updated November 2021