We are an independent and international network of Iranian academics and students. Our primary objective is to provide a community and a platform to serve the interests of academics of Iranian heritage around the world.
We strongly believe in and advocate for freedom of information, opinion, and expression.
ICOIA was founded in October 2022 as an entirely volunteer-run organization by a group of Iranian academics in North America, Europe, and Australasia.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed by ICOIA and its members are solely their own and do not express the views or opinions of their employers.
ICOIA's Co-President & Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand
ICOIA's Co-President, University of Calgary, Canada
Assistant Professor (resigned in protest) of the Physics Department at the IASBS, Iran.
ICOIA's Vice President & Senior Lecturer of Transport Engineering and Australian Human Rights Institute Associate, University of New South Wales, Australia
ICOIA's Secretary & Principle Academic Staff Member and Programme Coordinator (Civil Eng.), Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand
ICOIA's Treasurer & Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgetown University, USA
ICOIA's Supervisory Board & Associate Professor and Postgraduate Program Director, University of Canberra, Australia
ICOIA's Regional Coordinator (Americas) & Bioinformatician at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and Lecturer, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
ICOIA's Regional Coordinator (Europe), journalist, Sufi activist & Masters student
ICOIA's Governance Board Member & Assistant Professor of English Literature (expelled from Mazandaran University for supporting protesting students)
Co-Founder of Toronto Forensic Institute
Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and Australian Human Rights Institute Associate, University of New South Wales, Australia
Assistant Professor and Research Director of Initiative on Social Work and Forced Migration, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
ICOIA's Governance Board Member, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Information Systems, FSA ULaval, Canada
ICOIA's Governance Board Member, Optometry Student, Baluch Human Rights Activist in the field of Economic and Gender Equality
International Community of Iranian Academics (ICOIA)