THE NEW SCHOOL, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Maliya is majoring in Global Studies and Creative Coding at Parsons School of Design. Her academic studies have allowed her to focus on the intersections between code, law, and social justice. Post-graduation, Maliya aims to use her knowledge of digital design and human rights advocacy to directly engage in educational efforts to empower marginalized communities.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am inspired when I see a visibly hijab-wearing Muslim woman defying stereotypes and succeding in the field of design. I especially enjoy analyzing algorithms that produce powerful and valuable information for real-world situations. I’m interested in digital design because I have a passion for tech, creativity, and finding solutions.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS OR CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I would love to work on a data visualization project that showcases the effects of violent border-making. In particular, I want to highlight the 1947 partition (of India and Pakistan) through visuals and showcase the relationship between ethnic violence and migration.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Currently reading: Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir by Ather Zia
Currently listening: The Qarawiyyin Podcast