Atri Hatef Naiemi is a Barakat Trust postdoctoral fellow. She has completed a PhD (2019) and a MA (2014) in Art History at the University of Victoria, and a MA in Architectural Conservation at the University of Tehran (2010). Atri is also the holder of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT postdoctoral fellowship (Fall 2019). Focusing on Ilkhanid urban architecture in her doctoral project, she examined how the architectural and urban features of the cities were determined through the complex interaction of local and global forces. Her research discussed the idea that the Ilkhanid city as a physical entity represented the interaction between Perso-Islamic concepts and Mongolian native traditions. During her residency at MIT and Oxford in the academic year 2019-20, Atri will be working on her book project.