SORAYA FIELD FIORIO

HISTORIAN   WRITER    MUSICIAN

Photo c. Gail Albert Halaban from the series "Out My Window" 
 

about

Soraya Field Fiorio is a historian, writer, and musician based in New York City. Her research interests include intellectual history, comparative mythology, and the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the ancient Near East and Aegean.  She works to recover "lost" historical women—hidden figures whose presence has been omitted from the traditional metanarrative through either intentional destruction or neglect. 

 

A classically-trained pianist, she is one half of the band

White Falcon Black Dove along with Chaka Malik. 
 

 

writing

Who Was the World's

First Author? 

 Travel back in time to ancient Mesopotamia and meet Enheduanna, a high priestess and the world’s first author.

 

 

TED-ED

March 2020

The Murder of Ancient Alexandria's Greatest Scholar

 Who was Hypatia and why was she deemed a threat? ​

 

 

TED-ED

August 2019

A fight over all things visible and invisible, featuring practical magic, empire, and terrible men.

 

 

Lapham's Quarterly

January 2019

On archaic marriage laws—and those who found loopholes in them.

 

 

Lapham's Quarterly

June 2018

 

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