Graduate Assistant

Kaveh K. Mowahed

Kaveh Mowahed is a Doctoral student at the University of New Mexico. Before returning to graduate school at UNM, he worked in print and broadcast journalism and as a docent with New Mexico's colonial living history museum, Rancho de las Golondrinas, near Santa Fe. Kaveh has also worked on oral history projects for the National Park Service and with a private audio documentary producer in Albuquerque. He can still be heard from time-to-time on Albuquerque's local NPR affiliate KUNM-FM as a host and reporter. 

Kaveh's research investigates the intersection, and sometimes conflation, of ethnicity, gender, and colonialism with medicine, mental illness, and public health in the Southwest–especially in New Mexico. His primary focus is the history of medicine, but he is also working with the University's College of Population Health toward their graduate certificate. Kaveh believes an interdisciplinary background will give a more complete understanding of health policy, medicine, and health seekers interactions with the milieu of the late 19th and early 20th century.   

When Kaveh is able to get away from his studies, he enjoys rebuilding vintage cars and motorbikes, snowboarding in New Mexico's beautiful mountains, and walking his neighborhood with his loyal terrier, Riblet. 

Kaveh started at the Center for the Southwest as a graduate assistant in the fall of 2018. He plans, coordinates, and manages the Center’s annual endowed lecture series and functions as the point person for the UNM History Department’s sponsored conferences and symposiums.


Email: kmowahed@unm.edu
Office: Mesa Vista Hall 2061