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Asif Majid

Asif Majid (he/him) is a scholar-artist-educator working at the intersection of racialized sociopolitical identities, multimedia, marginality, and new performance, particularly through devising community-based participatory theatre. Currently, he is assistant professor of theatre and human rights at the University of Connecticut. He completed his PhD (anthropology, media, and performance) at the University of Manchester and has been a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow with the San Francisco Arts Commission. Asif has published in multiple books, peer-reviewed academic journals, and popular media. His performance credits include work with the Kennedy Center and Royal Exchange Theatre, among others. asifmajid.com.

Pages from the oldest known Qur'an, written in Arabic.
Islam, Migration, and Storytelling
Essay

Islam, Migration, and Storytelling

8 July 2024

Asif Majid introduces the Transatlantic Muslim Voices series with an essay that traces histories of oral performance and migration away from oppression that continue to inform experiences of Muslimness in today’s world and theatre landscape.

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Performance Despite the Pandemic
Essay

Performance Despite the Pandemic

Continuing to Create at the Intersection of Coronavirus, Crisis, and Care

9 April 2020

Theatremaker Asif Majid talks about adapting his show, Snapshots, for a digital space after COVID-19 shut down theatres across the country.

On Minority Artist Development Programs
Essay

On Minority Artist Development Programs

4 December 2017

Asif Majid addresses some of the flaws in minority development programs and suggests some tips for how to improve such programs.

Transatlantic Muslim Voices
A group of students protest on a schools campus, with a Palestinian flag
Series

Transatlantic Muslim Voices

Neoliberal and colonial empires have devastated Muslim communities across the globe. Whether it is British imperialism in South Asia or the military adventurism of the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, geopolitical violence has moved Muslims from homelands to colonizers’ lands.

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