Leila Nadir is a writer, scholar, and artist whose work focuses on new media culture, environmental issues, evolutions of memory, and questions of ethnicity, identity, and belonging. She has a PhD in literature from Columbia University and is a former Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow of Environmental Humanities. Her writing is published by scholarly journals, literary magazines, and popular periodicals alike, including North American Review, Asian American Literary Review, American Scientist, Leonardo, Hyperallergic, and Rhizome. As co-founder of the EcoArtTech collaborative, Leila has presented creative projects and workshops at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, and the Neuberger Museum. She currently teaches humanities courses in the Sustainability and Media Studies programs of the University of Rochester and is at work on a memoir, titled Cold War, about the colorful marriage of her Afghan, Muslim father and Slovak, Catholic mother, who together raised seven children.