Raha Shojaei, Ph.D.

Raha Shojaei.Office: HGH 110
(408) 924-4552

Dr. Raha Shojaei teaches sound design for film and television at San Jose State University. Raha earned a BFA in Filmmaking from the Art University of Tehran and completed her Master’s in Sound Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She received her Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary Fine Arts program from Texas Tech University, specializing in Sound Studies and Film studies. Her research focuses on sound studies with an emphasis on gendered voices in film. This study has shaped her inquiry into how cultural conditions suggest new forms and strategies for the cinematic system and change structures of the interactions between image and sound. Beyond academia, Raha brings a wealth of practical experience to her research. Her professional background includes extensive involvement in the sound production and postproduction phases of diverse film genres, ranging from feature films to documentaries, short films, and animations. This hands-on experience enriches her academic insights, providing a holistic perspective that bridges theory and practice.