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South/South 2012-present; 2009-2012

Speaking nearby, never for. The transnational, the transregional, the translocal. The indivisible unit of politics and aesthetics: how the political is tinged with the sensible, and how the cultural is viewed through discourses of progress.

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and theorist. She has contributed essays, critical writing, poetry, and film/video to a variety of publications and venues. She founded the blog South/South in 2009 and is an editor at The New Inquiry, where it currently resides. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University.

The tagline “without illusions and without becoming disillusioned” is borrowed from Antonio Gramsci, author of The Southern Question.

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