Nargis Hakim Rahman is an award-winning Bangladeshi American Muslim writer and a mother of three kids. Nargis is pursuing a Masters in Media Arts and Studies from Wayne State University. She graduated from WSU 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 the Civic Reporter for WDET 101.9 FM, working with the Documenters program to encourage citizens to get civically engaged to bring important stories into newsrooms across Metro Detroit.
Nargis is a fellow for the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Archival Creators 2020-2021. Her project encompasses documenting oral histories of Detroit’s Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs. She is also one of 15 fellows for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program by the The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations, 2020-2021 cohort. She will report on a three-part series on Detroit Bangladeshi older adults, especially women, and how local leaders combat misinformation in immigrant communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is a former 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