Parisa Vaziri

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Studies


"False Differends: Racial Slavery and the Genocidal Example." Philosophy Today, Feb. 2022 

"No One's Memory: Blackness at the Limits of Comparative Slavery." Project on Middle East Political Science 44: Racial Formations in Africa and the Middle East: A Transregional Approach, Sept. 2021

"Thaumaturgic, Cartoon Blackface." Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, "Cultural Constructions of Race and Racism in the Middle East and North Africa," issue 10, no.1, Spring 2021

“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.