Manijeh Nasrabadi is co-director of the Association of Iranian American Writers. She received her BA in literature from Brown University and her MFA in creative nonfiction from Hunter College, where she also taught creative writing workshops for several years. She was a 2008 recipient of a Hedgebrook writing residency and 2005 Hertog Fellow. Currently, she’s a doctoral student in American Studies at New York University. Her essays and articles have appeared in About Face (Seal Press), Hyphen Magazine, Tehran Bureau and Callaloo. She is writing a memoir about her relationships with her Jewish American and Iranian Zoroastrian families, in the US and in Iran.