Program Coordinator, The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies and The program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Shana Bahemat is a multi-disciplinary artist based on the unceded ancestral land of Lenni-Lenape, now known as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work explores intergenerational trauma and its affects on bodies and memories in the diaspora by utilizing creative writing and archiving as a tool to document her experiences and the stories of her ancestors.
Shana holds a Bachelors in Intercultural Communications and a Masters in Women's & Gender Studies. In her role as Program Coordinator for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she works to integrate academic discourse and community oriented activism through program design.
In her personal and professional life, Shana prioritizes creative approaches to the politics of food, culture and her family history through the frameworks of women of color feminisms, queer studies, and Iranian feminisms.
You can find Shana’s work in her most recent project, Bia Bia: a newsletter that explores food and memory, rituals, intergenerational trauma, and collective care.