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Leila Christine Nadir

AL Major

Leila Christine Nadir is an Afghan-American writer and socially engaged artist whose work appears in literary and scholarly journals, in museums and galleries, and in forests, classrooms, and kitchens. She’s working on a memoir that examines the global geopolitics that invade our living rooms and the intimate violences that reverberate across the planet. Her essays have been published in Black Warrior ReviewNorth American ReviewAsian American Literary ReviewAster(ix), and ASAP/J. She has a PhD in literature from Columbia University, and in 2022-2023 her memoir project has been supported by a MacDowell Fellowship, Hedgebrook Fellowship, Aspen Summer Words Emerging Writer Fellowship, MWPA Ashley Bryan Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Grant. Find her on Twitter @afghanvegan or at Social media: Twitter @afghanvegan