Fereshteh Toosi  |  Student Work
Student Work

I teach full-time in the First-Year Seminar Program at Columbia College Chicago. FYS is an interdisciplinary humanities seminar that's part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum. Students read books, watch films, and talk about the big questions of life while responding with creative projects in a variety of media. I love my job and the challenge of teaching students with diverse backgrounds and interests.

In 2007-2008, I was the Ford Faculty Fellow in Arts and Civic Engagement at Syracuse University. There I developed a writing seminar about the history of Syracuse and public art and I worked with students in the production of site-specific audio documentaries based on interviews with town residents.

Fall 2007 | CAS 100: Salt Stories
Spring 2008 | CAS 200: Experimental Documentary

Previously, I was a visiting assistant professor at Saint Mary's College, the public honors college of the state of Maryland. Here are links to class blogs from 2006-2007:

Spring 2007 | 308: Advanced Sculpture: Site and Installation
Spring 2007 | 214: Introduction to Digital Media (2 sections)

Fall 2006 | 333: Networked Art
Fall 2006 | 214: Introduction to Digital Media (2 sections)