Artists & Lecturers Program - Past Events
- As one of only a few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers, Farsad uses humor to bridge racial, religious, social and immigrant gaps. Negin has devoted much of her career to social justice comedy, addressing serious issues such as Islamophobia, immigrant rights, bigotry and any general lameness foisted on people because of race, religion or socio-economic class.
Press Coverage for Negin Farsad:
She is an internationally known and respected journalist whose work has garnered multiple World Press Photo awards, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award by the National Press Photographers Association, and Photographer of the Year International. Her stories have also been awarded numerous grants including the first-ever Inge Morath grant by prestigious Magnum Photos, the Canon female photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace supported her in work in West Africa.