Aisha is the author of The Fluency of Light (University of Iowa Press 2013) and Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (1913 Press 2017) as well as the forthcoming book-length essay, Borealis (Coffee House 2021) and a collaborative book written with her father, Captioning the Archives (McSweeney's Publications 2021). Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit was nominated for the Iowa Essay Prize, chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Contest, and won CLMP’s Firecracker award for Nonfiction in 2018. Her writing can be found in Ecotone, Ninth Letter, Callaloo, Michigan Quarterly Review, Guernica, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, and Gulf Coast, among other journals. She is the recipient of a 2020 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2021 National Magazine Award. She holds a dual appoinment with LSA English Department's Helen Zell Writers' Program and the Residential College.