Beeta Baghoolizadeh (PhD, History, University of Pennsylvania) is an assistant professor of History and Africana Studies at Bucknell University. She is currently working on her book project tentatively titled, The Color Black: Visualizing Slavery and Abolition in Iran, 1800-1979. The Color Black draws on visual, textual, and spatial sources to examine how the term “Black” came to take on different meanings throughout each phase of abolition, emancipation, and the lasting legacies of slavery. She also directs Ajam Digital Archive, a crowd-sourced archive of family life in the Persianate world during the twentieth century. Her visual project (Instagram: @diasporaletters) plays with memory and nostalgia through its focus on scenes from the mundane in Iranian life. She has shared her graphic illustrations in several venues, including her first solo exhibit in 2018. She is working with an animator on a short documentary film.