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Mariam Rahmani is a writer, translator, and emerging scholar. Her current projects include a novel-in-progress and a translation from Persian into English of Mahsa Mohebali’s Don’t Worry (2008), for which she was recently awarded a 2018 PEN/Heim translation grant as well as an American Literary Translators Association Jansen Fellowship. Mariam served as one of five inaugural writers in residence with The Mastheads in Pittsfield, MA, in 2017, for her novel and has participated in VONA/Voices, a workshop dedicated to writers of color, as well as the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference. Her articles have appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and BOMB Magazine.

She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Comparative Literature, earned an MSt in Islamic Art with distinction from the University of Oxford, and completed a Fulbright research grant in the UAE. Currently, she is a candidate for the PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA, writing a dissertation on gender in translation and the violence of subject-formation.