Sufian Zhemukhov is an award-winning author, Moth Story Slam champion, and a winner at the 2018 National Storytelling Festival. Sufian performs stories about his first-generation immigrant experience. The audiences and critics find the intercultural insights and idiosyncrasies of a foreign university professor funny, moving and heartwarming. Sufian’s recent solo show, Flirting Like an American, received critical acclaim in Washington, DC and Rochester, NY. Sufian holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and works as a professor at George Washington University. His recent book, Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance (Cambridge University Press), won the 2019 Best Book Award at the International Studies Association.