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Shirin Assa

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
English Studies and Anglophone Literatures


Shirin Assa has been engaged with literary study of diasporic identities/Id*escapes in the field of Future and Postcolonial Studies and is intrigued by non-exclusive practices of communities, modes of identification, and subject formation. Currently a Ph.D candidate at BIGSAS, she pursues a comparative study on “MENA women in Diaspora; Poetics of Intersectional Resistance versus Geometry of Appropriation.” Born in Tehran and living in Berlin, she won DAAD prize (2016), was elected for prestigious Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung (2018), and was shortlisted for the GAPS award (2017). Assa has also contributed to and collaborated with Routledge, De Gruyter, and Shanghai International UP publishing houses, as well as African Literature Association, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, and Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies. She is also a member of steering committee for Future Migration Network for Cultural Diversity.

Education

2017-   Ph.D Candidate, “MENA Women in Diaspora: Poetics of Intersectional Resistance versus Geometry of Appropriation”, BIGSAS (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Exzellenzinitiative), University of Bayreuth, Germany.   

2016     MA., Intercultural Anglophone Studies (MAIAS-Literature), Department of English and American Studies. University of Bayreuth, Germany. Graduated with 1.0 (Ausgezeichnet) 

2010     BA., Spanish Language and Literature, Allameh Tabataba’i (ATU), Tehran, Iran

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Shirin Assa

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
English Studies and Anglophone Literatures


Scrutinizing the literary resistances of MENA women in diaspora, this project intends to map the poetics of intersectional resistance which holds the key for unlocking the embedded (and always-already) net of appropriation.

Shirin Assa

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
English Studies and Anglophone Literatures


Shirin Assa

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E-mail: shirin.assa@uni-bayreuth.de

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