Anum Asi, M.FA.

Director, Graduate School Curation Program
Assistant Professor, Communication and Design
School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


  • MFA in Creative Writing – Fiction, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2020
  • MA in Sociology and Education, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan, 2010

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, Department of Literatures in English, Cornell University
  • Graduate Instructor, Department of Literatures in English, Cornell University
  • Visiting Faculty, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan


Anum Asi is a writer and educator from Karachi. After studying Sociology and Education at Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar, she went on to complete an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University, where she worked as an Assistant Editor at EPOCH Literary Magazine and subsequently served as a Lecturer via the Philip H. Freund ’29 Teaching Fellowship, teaching courses on fiction, poetry and memoir. She has received residencies for her writing from Banff Center for Arts and Creativity and Monson Arts, and is an alumnus of VONA/Voices. Her fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Necessary Fiction, Litro, Cherry Tree, the Aleph Review, and elsewhere, and won the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction.

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