Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
Maryam (joint with African American Studies) holds an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate Center and B.A. from Columbia University. Her research engages the entangled aesthetics and politics of African American, Latina/o, and other diasporic artists, writers and culture-makers in the Americas. She is interested in what their works and personal narratives tell of the relationship between migration, racial formation, and blackness and brownness from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present––particularly against the grain of, or as critical alternatives to, dominant curatorial, ethnographic, and folkloristic practices.
A practicing poet and sometimes musician, Maryam is also part of the editorial board Litmus Press––a small publisher dedicated to innovative, cross-genre, and interdisciplinary work by poets, writers, translators, and artists.