Aliyah Khan is a native of Guyana and New York City. She is Assistant Professor of Caribbean Literature in the Department of English and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. She is also a board member of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program in the Department of American Culture. Dr. Khan received her 2012 Ph.D. in literature and feminist studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a recipient of the 2017-18 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, and the 2018-2019 American Comparative Literature Association Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Award.