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  • Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics

    BioMehrnoosh Tahani currently holds a Banting fellowship (sponsored by the government of Canada) hosted at Stanford University and a KIPAC fellowship. She was a research associate (Covington fellow) with the National Research Council Canada at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory from Sep 2019 to Sep 2022. She received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Calgary.

    Her research interests include magnetic fields, molecular clouds, star formation, Faraday rotation, dust polarization, interstellar medium, radio astronomy, magnetohydrodynamic simulations, the 3D shape of magnetic fields of star-forming clouds, and novel techniques for probing interstellar magnetic fields. She is involved in international collaborations such as BISTRO, CCAT-prime, JCMT-transients, and POSSUM.

    Mehrnoosh has held teaching positions as a sessional instructor, guest lecturer, and graduate teaching assistant, and has received teaching awards. Her current service roles include co-organizing the Open Cultural Astronomy Forum seminars (

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  • Aiko Takeuchi

    Aiko Takeuchi


    BioAiko Takeuchi (Ph.D., Brown University) is the Liu-Dang Lecturer in Undergraduate Teaching in the School of Humanities & Sciences. She guides the senior capstone projects in the Program in International Relations and also teaches in the Civic, Liberal, Global Education (COLLEGE) Program. She is the author of Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan (Stanford University Press, 2018), which received a John Whitney Hall Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies.

  • Melinda Takeuchi

    Melinda Takeuchi

    Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestshorse culture of Japan.

  • Elizabeth Tallent

    Elizabeth Tallent

    Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor of Humanities

    BioElizabeth Tallent previously taught literature and creative writing at the University of California at Irvine, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of a novel, Museum Pieces, and three collections of short stories, In Constant Flight, Time with Children, and Honey, and a study of John Updike's fiction, Married Men and Magic Tricks. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Grand Street, The Paris Review, and The Threepenny Review, and in The Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Award collections. Her story "Tabriz" received 2008 Pushcart Prize Award. In 2007 she was awarded Stanford's Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, and in 2008 she received the Northern California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa's Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing "the extraordinary gifts, diligence, and amplitude of spirit that mark the best in teaching." In 2009 she was honored with Stanford's Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching." Her short story "Never Come Back" appeared in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011.