Header image: River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20180113155948668_COVERThank you for visiting my website! My name is Amir Maghsoodi. I am a card-carrying Physicist studying to become a Psychologist. In August 2018, I joined the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Illinois as a PhD student.

I am an Iranian-American scholar-activist and am passionate about using my research and academic training as a tool for social justice issues. My research interests in psychology stand at the confluence of identity, belonging, and developmental psychology.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Association for Research in Personality (ARP). I am also the campus representative for APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) at the University of Illinois.

Back in my days as a physicist, I developed a fascination with programming. Now, I like to write computer programs that blend my love of art and programming. In the video above, you can see one of my projects (an audio visualizer based on the physics of granular systems). Check out my Art page for more of my projects!