About Uzma Z. Rizvi
Uzma Z. Rizvi is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah. Recent publications include Decolonization as Care (2016), Crafting Resonance: Empathy and Belonging in Ancient Rajasthan (2015), Decolonizing Archaeology: On the Global Heritage of Epistemic Laziness (2015) and the World Archaeological Congress Research Handbook on Postcolonial Archaeology (2010). She is the Springer Briefs series editor for Decolonizing Archaeology and Heritage. Rizvi also recently directed (with Amal Khalaf) the Global Art Forum-10: The Future Was____, and has written for E-Flux, The New Inquiry, and LEAP, among other online art/culture/politics magazines. Rizvi’s current research work is focused on Ancient Pakistan and UAE, both during the third millennium BCE. She utilizes poetics as a mode through which to push the limits of archaeological theory. Additionally, her research focuses on ancient urban subjectivity and related to that, the idea of an intimate architecture; war and trauma in relationship to the urban fabric; and finally, epistemological critiques of archaeology in the service of decolonizing archaeology.