Maryam Parhizkar

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M.A., City University of New York Graduate Center; B.A., Columbia University
Research Interests: 
Aesthetics, poetics, sound & experimentation; critical race & ethnic studies; migration; 20th-/21st-century performance & literature; performance theory; histories & theories of modernism and modernity


Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a third-year PhD student in African American Studies and American Studies. Her research engages the entangled aesthetics and politics of African American, Latina/o/x, and other diasporic artists, writers and culture makers moving through/from the Americas. She is interested in what their works and personal narratives tell of the relationship between travel/migration, racial formations, 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 of Litmus Press––a small publisher dedicated to innovative, cross-genre, and interdisciplinary work by poets, writers, translators, and artists.