THE STATE is a publishing and editorial platform based out of Dubai. We are interested in post-colonial vernaculars, South-South relations, and the future weird. We publish ESSAYS, MIXTAPES and BOOKS, and produce PROJECTS and EVENTS.
Rami Farook is publisher of THE STATE
Olivia Rosane graduated from Barnard College in 2009 with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her work as appeared in YES! Magazine, A Tale of Four Cities, Lapham's Quarterly's "Roundtable" blog, and The New Inquiry. She currently lives in New York, where she writes and shelves books at the Strand bookstore. She blogs at Fiction on Foot. → @orosane Previously in print at THE STATE: Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Man
Caitlin is a deputy news editor at Quartz. Previously the editor of COLORS Magazine in Italy, she also helps direct photography at Quartz. She holds an MA in philosophy from the Sorbonne, and an BA in International Relations from Wellesley, specializing throughout in security. @husca
Raja’a Khalid is a Dubai-based artist and writer interested in exploring the political and imperial underpinnings of spatial products and practices and currently a guest resident at the Rijiksakademie. She received her MFA in Fine Art from Cornell University in 2013, where she was also the recipient of the Cornell Council for the Arts grant in 2012. Recent awards include NYU – Abu Dhabi’s FIND Artistic Research Fellowship and the Büchsenhausen International Fellowship for Art and Theory. Her work can be seen on www.rajaakhalid.com
Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi. His first set of short stories, Coffee Stains in a Camel’s Teacup was published by Vijitha Yapa Publications (Colombo, Sri Lanka). His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Himal Southasian, Bound Off, THE STATE Vol IV: Dubai, the art project Autopoiesis, and in the anthology Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana (Zubaan Books, India). He has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed the manuscript for his first work of fiction set in the Gulf.