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.