October 23, 2021

Saturday Spotlight: Som Pourfarzaneh, Ph.D.

About Som Pourfarzaneh, Ph.D.

Dr. Som Pourfarzaneh is the Assistant Professor of Islamic and Digital Media Studies at Starr King School for the Ministry. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and was part of the first cohort to graduate from Starr King’s Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) program in its inaugural year. He also holds a B.A. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Learn more about Dr. Pourfarazaneh here.

What do you like about teaching at Starr King?

Starr King School for the Ministry seeks to provide a multi-religious environment for both academic and experiential learning, where diverse and non-binary viewpoints are valued and celebrated. In my teaching and advising, I feel supported by the school and my peers in helping to foster a safe container where all students are welcome to develop their skills in academic research, writing, and social justice leadership while staying true to their authentic selves.

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