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Farahnakian, Mary H. (1949-)



  • Existence: 1949-


Mary H. Farahnakian (b. 1949) is a professor of design and technology in Utah.

Mary H. Farahnakian was born in Iran in 1949. She attended college at the University of Tehran, where she studied theatre and film. She also became a professional actress during this time, acting both on stage and on the National Television of Iran. She completed her bachelor's degree from the University of Tehran in 1972. That same year she was awarded a scholarship to study for a PhD in the United States, and completed her degree at Brigham Young University in 1977. She then returned to Iran to teach at the University of Tehran from 1977 to 1981.

In 1982 she returned to Brigham Young University to join the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. He was appointed an associate professor at the university in 1988, and in 2009 became a full profesor. As of 2021, Mary was a professor of Design and Technology in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts Department, where she taught costume history, specialty, design, and construction.

Let your star shine, 2013: title frame (Mary H. Farahnakian) Lecture introduction (born in Iran, professor at Brigham Young University, Design and Technology, Theatre and Media Arts Department)

BYU Theatre and Media Arts, via WWW, February 21, 2021 (received bachelor's degree in theater and film from University of Tehran, 1972; professional actress during college, acting on stage and on National Television of Iran; 1972, received Fulbright Scholarship, studied to complete PhD at Brigham Young University in 1977; taught at University of Tehran, 1977-1981; joined department at Brigham Young University in 1982; appointed Associate Professor in 1988; by 2009, advanced to full professor of Design and Technology in the Theatre and Media Arts Department at Brigham Young University; taught courses on costume history, specialty, design, and construction), via WWW, Mar. 1, 2021 (Mary H. Farahnakian; M. Hatami Farahnakian; b. 1949)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary H. Farahnakian papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8989
Scope and Contents Contains various photographs of fashion shows, student project exhibits, and other classroom pictures from Brigham Young University's Department of Clothing and Textiles, and a sample student assignment from a period pattern making class taught by Mary H. Farahnakian. Also includes slides used in teaching textile history, and postcards and photographs from Mary H. Farahnakian's travels to historical sites of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other locations. Collection...
Dates: approximately 1980-1999