The Voice of Wilkinson sat down with new faculty member Dr. Maliheh Ghajargar and asked her why she chose Wilkinson College and what it means to be a part of the heart and soul of Chapman University. As always, we included those fun “get-to-know-you” questions we all love.

Dr. Maliheh Ghajargar
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Voice of Wilkinson: Wilkinson is the heart and soul of Chapman University. What does being a part of the heart and soul of this amazing university mean to you?  

Maliheh Ghajargar: That’s definitely a privilege which means being part of something that nurtures life and growth through care, reflection and scholarship.

VoW: What’s your favorite movie and/or book?

MG: That’s a difficult question, I have many favorite movies and books. But one of the latest movies I watched and really enjoyed was “Becoming Astrid.” It is a biographical film about the early life of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. She was the author of Pippi Longstocking. I feel the movie is a simple yet beautiful representation of independence and womanhood. I mainly read academic books, but I love reading children’s books. One of my favorite children’s book author and illustrator is Tove Jansson, the creator of Moomins!

VoW: Share a fun fact with us!

MG: Not sure if it’s a fun fact, but I (still) love finger painting.

VoW: Tell us the most interesting place you have traveled to.

MG: Gotland, Sweden.

VoW: Why did you choose Chapman?

MG: Chapman cares about interdisciplinary and DEI research, that’s one of the reasons I chose Chapman.

Welcome to Wilkinson, Dr. Ghajargar!