Conferences and Symposiums:

  • "Marginalized Voices: The Search for Identity in Monica Ali's Brick Lane and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani" - 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference - Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders - Department of Sociology - The University of Warwick - 28th April 2012
  • "Psychoanalytical Constructions of Identity in Monica Ali's Brick Lane and Gautam Malkani's Londonstani" - Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Postgraduate Conference - Centre for Psychoanalysis - Middlesex University London - 9th June 2012
  • I was involved in organising and delivered a paper at The Eighth Annual Postgraduate Symposium - Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies - The University of Warwick - 27th June 2012
  • "Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma" - Islam and the West: A Love Story? - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium - The University of Glasgow - 24th November 2012
  • "Gendered Violence and Resistance" - Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Graduate Seminar Series -The University of Warwick - 28th November 2012
  • "Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma" - Mapping the Self: Place, Identity, Nationality - A Postgraduate Symposium - Oxford Brookes University - 15th December 2012
  • "Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma" - The Fourth Biennial Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network - Queens University Belfast - 4-5th April 2013
  • "Othering the Muslimah: “Islamicis[ing] the process of ‘writing back’” in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret, The Translator, and Coloured Lights" - Going Local: African Texts and Cultures - an Interdisciplinary Conference - The University of Birmingham - Monday 24th June 2013
  • "Othering the Muslimah: “Islamicis[ing] the process of ‘writing back’” in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret, The Translator, and Coloured Lights" - Contact and Connections: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium - The University of Warwick - Thursday 27th June 2013
  • "Negotiating Borders in Betool Khedairi’s A Sky So Close" - Writing Beyond Borders - University of Manchester's School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Graduate School Inaugural Conference for 2013-2014 - The University of Manchester - Friday 20th September 2013

  • "Re-imagining Iran from a female perspective: Yasmin Crowther's The Saffron Kitchen" - British Culture after 9/11 - Teeside University - 27th June 2014

  • "Negotiating Borders in Betool Khedairi’s A Sky So Close"  - Women in War and at War - The University of Warwick - 18-19th September 2014 

  • "Casting New Shadows and Unveiling Voices: Rediscovering the Iranian Women's Memoir Genre" - Gender and the Colonial: Centre for Gender Studies Conference - SOAS - 12-14 May 2015

  • "Casting New Shadows and Unveiling Voices: Rediscovering the Iranian Women's Memoir Genre" - Sex and Capital: 9th European Feminist Research Conference - University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland - 3-6 June 2015

  • "Casting New Shadows and Unveiling Voices: Rediscovering the Iranian Women's Memoir Genre" - Iran and the West: Converging Perspectives - The University of Warwick - 1 - 3 July 2015

Conference Chair:

  • 'Islam and Literature' - Islam and the West: A Love Story? - A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium - The University of Glasgow - 24th November 2012
  • 'Body Politic' - The Fourth Biennial Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network - Queens University Belfast - 4 - 5th April 2013

Forthcoming

  • "Censorship and Society" - Re-shaping the Learning Environment: IATL Funding for Staff - The University of Warwick - 14 December 2016