Dr. Samaneh Moafi is the senior researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. She provides conceptual oversight across projects and in particular oversees the Centre for Contemporary Nature (CCN), where new investigative techniques are developed for environmental violence.
Samaneh graduated with a BA and MA in architecture from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where she specialized in environmental urbanism in conflict zones. She earned her PhD, from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture with a dissertation on the contemporary history of state initiated mass housing in Iran and the class identities and gender roles it informed. She taught at UTS and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and led courses at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association, both also in London.