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Nancy Agabian

Nancy Agabian

Part-time Faculty
B.A. Studio Art, Wellesley College, 1990
M.F.A. Writing, Columbia University, 2003

Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak,  (Beyond Baroque Books)   a collection of autobiographical poems and performance texts, and Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter  (Aunt Lute Books) a   memoir about the influence of her Armenian family's history on her coming-of-age. Me as her again was honored as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for LGBT Nonfiction and shortlisted for a Saroyan International Prize. A Fulbright scholar to Armenia for 2006-07, she is currently working on   a nonfiction novel on the influences of nationalism, corruption, and family on personal freedom in post-Soviet Armenia. Nancy is also a performance artist and has presented her work internationally. Her research interests include cultural identity, national identity, LGBT issues, feminist issues, and development in post-Soviet nations. She also teaches writing at Queens College, and she has taught community writing workshops with women in Armenia and multicultural groups in Queens, New York, where she lives.


Contact Information

Nancy Agabian

Part-time Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 619
(212) 992-6302
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Office Hours
Monday 2:15-3:15


2014 Spring

Writing Nonfiction on Social Change
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Fall

Oral Narratives
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2013 Spring

Writing Nonfiction on Social Change
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2012 Spring

Writing Your Ancestry
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2012 Fall

Oral Narratives: Stories and Their Variations
Mon 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

essay; memoir; poetry; performance art; oral history; Middle Eastern cultures; post-Soviet cultures; urban cultures; immigrant and transnational issues; feminist and queer issues

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