about

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.

rahel aima

rahel aima

Editor-in-chief

rahel is editor-in-chief at THE STATE. Her research interests include alternative futurisms, auntycapitalist praxis, and full #cccccc. She is currently based in Dubai, and can also be found at here & here. @cnqmdi

Rami Farook

Rami Farook

Publisher

Rami Farook is publisher of THE STATE

Ahmad Makia

Ahmad Makia

Editor-in-chief

Ahmad is editor-in-chief at The STATE and a reader for Structo magazine. He is currently researching 'The Pan-Arab Hangover' and living in Dubai.

Adam Rothstein

Contributing Editor

Adam is an insurgent archivist and researcher, who writes about media, technology, and politics wherever he can get a signal. He is on Twitter as @interdome

Olivia Rosane

Olivia Rosane

Contributing Editor

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

Lantian Xie

Lantian Xie

Editor-at-large

Lantian Xie makes images about Dubai.

Caitlin S. Hu

Caitlin S. Hu

Editor

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

Raja'a Khalid

Contributing Editor

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

Tiana Reid

Tiana Reid

Editor

Tiana Reid is a writer living in New York. @tianareid

Deepak Unnikrishnan

Deepak Unnikrishnan

Editor

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.