Thesis Title: Examining conceptualisations of time and containment in Arabic and English 'Refugee Literature'
Supervisors: Professor Matthew Reynolds & Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri
Research Interests: I am the Arabic language researcher on the Prismatic Translation strand of the OWRI-funded Creative Multilingualism project, Writer-in-Residence for the AHRC-ESRC funded Refugee Hosts research project, and the ‘Creative Encounters’ editor for the Migration and Society journal. My forthcoming and recent publications include ‘Writing the Camp: Death, Dying and Dialects’ (in Refugee Imaginaries: Contemporary Research Across the Humanities, edited by Cox et al, EUP 2019), ‘At the Feast of Asylum’ (GeoHumanities, 2016), ‘If this is my face, so be it’ (Modern Poetry in Translation, 2016) and ‘Thresholds’ (Critical Quarterly, 2014). In 2018-2019, I am co-convening the OCCT discussion group on the theme of ‘minor literatures’ in translation.
Doctoral Research: My DPhil research examines multiple conceptualisations of time and containment in both Arabic and English literary texts which trace the journeys of refugees or would-be-refugees, within the context of the burgeoning field of ‘Refugee Writing.’