Rijin Sahakian is a writer and arts organizer.
Sahakian received her MA in Cultural Policy from New York University,
and initiated Sada, a nonprofit project conducting arts education,
advocacy, and production programs for Baghdad-based artists, which
she directed until its closure in spring 2015. She has contributed
writing to a range of artist projects and publications, and has
conducted seminars, workshops, and curatorial projects at arts and
education spaces in the US and abroad, including CalArts, the Rhode
Island School of Design, the City of Los Angeles Department of
Cultural Affairs, and marra.tein in Beirut.