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Dr. Azar Rejaie

Dr. Azar Rejaie

Dr. Azar Rejaie

Professor of Art History Chair, Department of Arts and Communication BAFA Degree CoordinatorArts and Communication


Azar Rejaie, assistant professor of art history. Dr. Azar Rejaie has been at UHD since the fall of 2006. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology and a M. A. in Art History from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Southeastern Louisiana University before arriving at UHD, and offers a variety of classes including surveys of Western and Asian art in addition to classes in her specialty of Italian Renaissance art. She has designed art history courses for UHD and has a particular interest in UHD's International Education endeavors, including the CHSS Summer Study Abroad program for which she has taught and served as a co-director.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Art History, University of Pittsburgh
M. A., Art History, Louisiana State University
B.A., Anthropology, Louisiana State University

Courses Taught

ART 1302: Hst of Art: Renaiss to Present
ART 1308: Introduction to World Art
ART 3303: History of Renaissance Art
ART 3311: Survey of Asian Art
HUM 3308: History of Renaissance Art
HUM 3311: Survey of Asian Art
HUM 4098: Hum. Senior Portfolio
HUM 4380: Field Experience in Humanities

Experience Qualifications

Dr. Azar Rejaie is Associate Professor of Art History at UHD. She earned her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh and is an expert in Italian Renaissance painting. She has taught a variety of art history courses since her first teaching experience in 1999 as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, including surveys of art from prehistory to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present, Intro to World art, 19th century art, Modern art, Contemporary art, and Asian art, in addition to special topic courses. Rejaie has received three UHD ORCA grants to support her research, which deals with the changing identity and social status of Italian Renaissance artists and specifically examines embedded self-portraiture and signatures. She has published on the work of Umbrian artist Pinturicchio and the writings of Giorgio Vasari.

More Information

Dr. Rejaie has presented her work at national conferences and has published in the area of Italian Renaissance art history and seeks to bring her research and experiences with Italian art and culture into her classroom. Her research interests include Renaissance self-portraiture, the formation and manipulation of early modern identity, and Perugian and Florentine studies.