Beeta Baghoolizadeh (PhD, History, University of Pennsylvania) is a historian, writer, and artist. Her first book, The Color Black: Enslavement and Erasure in Iran, forthcoming with Duke University Press, explores constructions of race, memory, and erasure with regards to enslavement and abolition in 19th and 20th century Iran.
Starting in Fall 2022, she is an Associate Research Scholar at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. She is the director of the Ajam Digital Archive. Her art, “Diaspora Letters,” is represented by Twelve Gates Arts. She serves as the Resident Historian for the Collective for Black Iranians.
Bee-taa Ba-gu-lee / zaa-deh • بیتا بَقولیزاده • she/her