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Interview Archives: Katayoun Medhat

An intercultural psychotherapist, anthropologist and ethnographer living in the UK, she lost her heart to the land of enchantment while doing PhD research on culture, mental health and post-colonial relations around the Navajo Nation, where the vast landscapes, hospitality and humor remind her of the country of her birth, Iran. Multicultural and multilingual, Katayoun is now happy to call nowhere and everywhere home. Katayoun’s award-winning Milagro Mysteries travel the contemporary Southwest, reflecting its splendor, challenges and paradoxes through the eyes of small-town cop Franz Kafka.

Interview with Mark Stevens, 2020:

Interview with Southwest Writers, 2020:

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southwest Word Fiesta™ or its steering committee.

Enriching Life Through Learning in Community

We respectfully acknowledge that the entirety of southwestern New Mexico is the traditional territory, since time immemorial, of the Chis-Nde, also known as the people of the Chiricahua Apache Nation. The Chiricahua Apache Nation is recognized as a sovereign Native Nation by the United States in the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Friendship of 1 July 1852 (10 Stat. 979) (Treaty of Santa Fe ratified 23 March 1853 and proclaimed by President Franklin Pierce 25 March 1853).

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