Uzma Rizvi

Associate Professor of Social Science & Cultural Studies Pratt Institute

Uzma Z. Rizvi is Associate Professor of Social Science & Cultural Studies at The Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY. She is also a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah. She teaches anthropology, ancient urbanism, critical heritage studies, memory and war/trauma studies, and the postcolonial critique. Her current research work is largely focused on Ancient India and Ancient UAE, both during the 3rd millennium BCE. Prof. Rizvi has begun projects on understanding ancient subjectivity and related to that, the idea of an intimate architecture, on war and trauma in relationship to the urban fabric, and finally, on epistemological critiques of archaeology that have emerged from my earlier work in postcolonial theory. Currently she is writing about crafting resonance in the ancient world, and is contending with the global heritage of epistemic laziness.