Hometown: Yonkers, New York
Research Interests: Cultural Production, Cities and Space, Prison Literature
Tariq graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2014 with a BA in Comparative Literature and a focus on literary translation from Spanish to English. He continued his studies in Amman, Jordan at the Qasid Institute and the Institute for Critical Thought. For the past two years, Tariq has worked as a reporter and translator for Syria Direct, an Amman-based media organization that covers the Syrian conflict while providing training to refugees in Jordan on the essentials of journalism. While in Jordan, he also conducted research on how Amman residents interact with geography, infrastructure, and space in the capital. He is currently conducting research on literary production and space in Jordan as well as prison literature in the Arab world.