Ramin Hajianfard (Ph.D., International Islamic University of Malaysia) is an independent scholar in Tehran, Iran. His main area of research is on Mughal miniature painting, with a secondary emphasis on interfaith dialogue during the Mughal Empire of India.
His MA topic was on peace painting, resulting in the following article:
• Hajianfard, R. (2013). Iranian painters for peace. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 25(2), 284-290.
He has written multiple entries for encyclopedias: six entries for The Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History (English), and five entries for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (Persian).
He has published articles in both Persian and English including:
• Hajianfard, R. (2013). An introduction to the art of illuminating the Qur’an. Journal of Arts, Culture & Heritage, 2, 95-109 (English).
• Hajianfard, R. (2012-2013). Hajj painting: A traditional Egyptian art celebrating the Hajj. Bulletin of International Institute of Islamic Science, Thought and Civilization, 4, 12-13.
• Hajianfard, R. (2014). French orientalist painting: Colonial views or an artistic approach? In B. Atashinjan (Ed.), Naghd-e Nāmeh-e Honar [Professional Book (vol. 6) on the Research and Art Criticism] (pp. 25-45). Tahran: Mugham (Persian).
He has also translated multiple books, articles, and book chapters, about music, art, and philosophy, into Persian for publication in Iran.
He was the winner of the second prize for publishing and research at the University of Applied Science and Technology, Iran, 2013.