Thesis title: Romanticism, Oriental History, and the Literary Construction of Occidental Identity: Gender, Religion, and Liberty.
Supervisor: Professor Ros Ballaster
I am a third-year DPhil in English student. I am an Oxford-Qatar Thatcher Graduate scholar and a Fulbright alumna. My research interests include Romanticism, Orientalism, and names and onomastics. I am interested in the historical traces in Romantic texts of the Orient and Islam, with particular attention to female historical figures. I am also interested in the interconnections between history, politics, and literature.
Publications and conferences:
My essay "Can Safie Speak? Language and Representation of the Oriental Woman in Frankenstein" was published in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.
I presented my works on Romantic Orientalism at many academic conferences.
I was part of the ERC-funded TRACTION Project, University of Oxford, which won the Oxford-Vice-Chancellor's Innovation & Engagement Award in 2022. I was part of the 18th- & 19th-century team and collaborated with the members to create educational materials for a website helping high school teachers address matters of race, immigration, and identity when teaching history and literature.