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Aminah Mae Safi

Antioch University Los Angeles

Educational History

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Master’s in Islamic Art History (Medieval and Modern/Early 20th century). Wrote a master’s thesis, “Identity Crisis: Iran and the Search for Unified Patrimony” for degree completion under academic advisor Professor Persis Berlekamp.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – Bachelor’s – Major in Art History, minor in French.


Not The Girls You’re Looking For (Feiwel & Friends, 2018)
Tell Me How You Really Feel (Feiwel & Friends, 2019)
This Is All Your Fault (Feiwel & Friends, June 2020)

Short story:

Be Cool, For Once” in Fresh Ink (Crown Books for Young Readers, 2018)


Why I Write carefree Muslim girls, Salon
Essays on writing, Pub Crawl

“We Need Diverse Books” Young Adult Short Story Award Winner
Not the Girls You’re Looking For — A Junior Library Guild Selection
Tell Me How You Really Feel — A Junior Library Guild Selection, A summer Indie Next pick, and an Autostraddle Best Book of 2019

Visiting Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


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