Press + Events

9/12/17 – To read at Timothy McSweeney’s Grand 50th Issue Release (NY).

7/13-16/17 – Spoke, read, and autographed at Readercon 28. Panels: “Writing Futuristic Fiction in 2017” (with Michael J. Deluca, Haris Durrani, Matt Kressel, Shariann Lewitt, Paul McAuley, Naomi Novik), “The Global Roots of Speculative Literature”( with Robert Killheffer, Darcie Little Badger, Susan Matthews), “Back to the Global Future” (leader, with Chris Brown, Vandana Singh, Terence Taylor). Reading: Excerpts from Ciguapa, a novelette in the Technologies of the Self saga.

6/19-7/1/17 – The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Alumni Council exhibition, Now.After, at FRONT Art Space in NYC.

6/23/17 – Interview at Creative Quibble with Nadia Eldemerdash.

2/23/17 – Presented paper, “God, secularism, and terminology in the letters between al-Biruni and Ibn Sina: a case in the historiography and history of ‘Islamic science’” (Cambridge MPhil research), at Columbia University’s 2017 MESAAS Graduate Conference, with discussant Professor Najam Haider, student moderator Aseel Najib, and panelists Ossama Obdelgawwad and Sadegh Ansari.

1/31/17 – Interviewed at Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy‘s “Writers Under 30” with Seth Dickinson, Lara Elena Donnelly, John Joseph Adams, and David Barr Kirtley. Excerpts at Wired.

11/3/16 – Spoke at PEN America on “The Changing Faces of Science Fiction and Fantasy” with Deji Bryce Olukotun and Maria Dahvana Headley. Excerpts at The New Inquiry, coverage at Black Nerd Problems.

10/9/16 – Spoke at NYU for Third Annual Indo-American Arts Festival, on “Family Dynamics,” with Sriram Balasubramaniam and Veena Talwar Oldenburg. In anticipation of the festival, India Abroad published an excerpt from Technologies of the Self.

10/6/16 – Interview at Skin Deep with Lina Abushouk.

6/20/16 – Spoke with Cathy Schager at Westport Playhouse in conjunction with Westport Public Library. Read from and signed copies of Technologies of the Self.

6/7-10/16 – Spoke, read, and signed copies of Technologies of the Self at Readercon 27. Panels: “SF in Classical Tradition” (with John Crowley, Ada Palmer, Catherynne M. Valente, Jo Walton) (video part 1 and part 2), “The Apocalypse Is Already Here; It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed” (Michael J. Deluca, Paul Park, Vandana Singh, John Stevens), “It Gets Better: The Value of Utopian and Dystopian Futures for the Currently and Historically Marginalized” (John Clute, Josh Jasper, Ada Palmer, Walter Williams). Reading: excerpts from short story, “Forty-two Reasons.”

6/16 – Review of Technologies of the Self at Locus Magazine by Rich Horton (Recommended Read). Horton also recommended Technologies of the Self on his shortlist for Hugo Award nominees in the novella category.

5/27/16 – Review of Technologies of the Self at Bookmuse by Catriona Troth (Recommended Read).

5/16/16 – Review of Technologies of the Self at The Monarch Review by Ahsan Butt.

4/16/16 – Spoke at Columbia University’s The Muslim Protagonist 2016: (Re)writing Home: Shifting Sites of Belonging, on “Future: Envisioning Home, Imagining Alternative Potentials” (video), with Hind Makki and Ayesha Siddiqi.

4/15/16 – U.S. book launch of Technologies of the Self at McNally Jackson Bookstore in NYC, in conversation with Sahar Ullah. (Video excerpt by Nzinga Knight.)

3/16/16 – Interview about Technologies of the Self at Spread the Word by Sara Jafari.

3/9/16 – First review of Technologies of the Self at Media Diversified by Micah Yongo. Re-posted at 3 Quarks Daily.

3/2/16 – U.K. book launch of Technologies of the Self at Darwin College, Cambridge.

2/27/16 – Spoke on “(Re)writing Pasts and Futures” panel at Bare Lit Festival for writers of colour in London with Zen Cho, Tosin Coker, and Tendai Huchu, and moderated by Patrick Vernon. The New York Times featured the festival, and Indiewire singled out the panel as “one of the festival’s signature events.” Bare Lit is the first literary festival for writers of color in the U.K. Run by Media Diversified.

12/31/15 – Buffalo Almanack founding editor Maxine Vande Vaarst and Mary Ann Rivers and Ruthie Knox of Brain Mill Press host a roundtable discussion on debut book, Technologies of the Self, and my short story, “Forty-two Reasons.” Read it on “Woodshop Talk” in Buffalo Almanack (pages 35-44 on issuu) or at the Brain Mill Press page.

7/23/15 – Columbia Daily Spectator 2015 Commencement Issue — Profiled on engineering, storytelling, politics, science fiction, and space law.

2015 – Columbia Engineering Magazine‘s 150th Issue (“Meet the Future” Spread) — Profiled on engineering, law, creative writing. See the full spread, with background shots of work from the Columbia Robotics Lab.

11/25/14 – The Eye (magazine of The Columbia Daily Spectator) — Featured on faith and ways of being. On Shari’a, modernity, the Muslim Protagonist symposium, and Ted Chiang.

9/26/14 – ABC News Interviewed for coverage of #MuslimApologies.

1/14 – 2nd Annual Muslim Protagonist Symposium press coverage — Featured in The Columbia Daily Spectator and reviewed in The Missing Slate. Blogroll: Love, InshAllah, BwogMiri Gabriel. Cartoonist Connie Sun’s comics-imbued coverage.

5/13 – Engadget and The Huffington Post — Project at Columbia Robotics Lab featured during Walt Disney World expo for Cornell Cup USA Presented by Intel. Learn more about research here.

2014 – 1st Annual Muslim Protagonist Symposium Media Kit — Featured in The Express Tribune (The New York Time‘s  Pakistani affiliate), The Huffington Post, and on the front page of The Columbia Daily Spectator. Blogroll: Revolutionary Ripples.

Fall 2012 – APAM News, newsletter for the Applied Physics and Mathematics Department at Columbia Engineering — Featured on page 2.

6/1/2011 – NPR, “The Takeaway” — Interview with John Hockenberry.

6/1/2011 – Reg E. Cathey (The Wire, House of Cardsreads an excerpt of “Jedi Night” at Scholastic, Inc. Awards Gala, World Financial Center.

2011 – Westport Magazine — “Top Teen to Watch

2009 – MSG Varsity TVFeature on Staples High School’s “Wreckers Robotics” (Team 0577) winning 2nd Place at Dean Kamen’s 2009 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Atlanta, GA.

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