Nargis Hakim Rahman is an award-winning Bangladeshi American Muslim writer. She graduated from Wayne State with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, and a psychology minor. She is passionate about community journalism in the Greater Detroit area. She hopes to give American Muslims and minorities a voice in the press.
Nargis is a reporter for WDET 101.9 FM who works with the Documenters program, which pays and trains citizens to take notes at public meetings to become more civically engaged.
She is a former fellow of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Archival Creators fellowship. She documented 10 oral histories of Detroit’s Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs.
She was also a fellow for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program by the The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations. She reported on Detroit’s Bangladeshi older women and how local leaders combat misinformation in immigrant communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nargis is a former food journalism fellow for Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET 101.9 FM. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, NPR, YES Magazine!, Haute Hijab, Tostada Magazine, Eater, Model D, Detroiter Magazine, The Muslim Observer, Brown Girl Magazine, Metro Detroit Mommy, and more.
Nargis is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Michigan chapter. She is an alumna of the Wayne State University, Journalism Institute for Media Diversity.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @nargisthewriter