Maryam Ivette Parhizkar

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Graduate Student

M.A., City University of New York Graduate Center; B.A., Columbia University

Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies and African American Studies at Yale University. Her project, “Acts in Inventory: Race, Possession, and the Aesthetics of Repair” is a comparative, hemispheric study that traces how material acts of possession––central to U.S. cultural and institutional aesthetics across the long twentieth century––are refuted and remade in the practices of racially minoritized artists, writers, and performers. She is a CantoMundo fellow, a member of the Central American collective Tierra Narrative, and an inaugural curatorial fellow at The Poetry Project in New York City, where she has co-curated bilingual programs featuring writers and performers from the Central American isthmus and diaspora.

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Black studies; Latinx studies; Central American studies; comparative/relational ethnic studies; aesthetics, poetics & performance; histories & theories of the human subject; critical-creative practice; cultural institutions; public humanities