Uzma Rizvi: A Complicated Relationship…with Science

Forced to wrestle with her identity as a scientist, archaeologist Uzma Rizvi travels to war-torn Iraq and discovers more than ancient artifacts. Listen below or stream the official podcast!

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Uzma Z. Rizvi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, where she teaches anthropology, ancient urbanism, critical heritage studies, memory and war/trauma studies, and the postcolonial critique. She often finds herself trying to balance the very ancient with the very contemporary, both mediated by material things. An avid collector of experiences and thoughts, Rizvi travels extensively and utilizes those experiences to inform her research about past societies.

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