Parisa Vaziri

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Studies


“Ultimate Slaves in the Dead Zone: On Sacred Defense Cinema,” Reorienting with the Gulf: Film and Digital Media between the Middle East and South Asia, Indiana University Press, forthcoming

“Arb’ain and Bakhshu’s Lament: African Slavery in the Persian Gulf and the Violence of Cultural Form.” Antropologia: “Racial Questions: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Dynamics in Africa and the Middle East,” vol. 7, no. 1, April 2020

“On ‘Saidiya’: Indian Ocean World Slavery and Blackness Beyond Horizon.” Qui Parle, vol. 28, no. 2, Dec. 2019

“Pneumatics of Blackness: Nasir Taqvai’s Bad-i Jin and Modernism’s Anthropological Drive.” Persian Literature and Modernity: Production and Reception. Edited by Hamid Rezaei Yazdi and Arshavez Mozafari. Routledge, 2018

“Windridden: On the Nonvalue of Nonidentification.” Liquid Blackness, vol. 3, no. 6, 2017, pp. 66-79.

“Blackness and the Metaethics of the Object.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge,  no. 29, 2016.

Courses - Spring 2022