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Mehraneh Ebrahimi

Mehraneh Ebrahimi

Faculty Associate


Assistant Professor

Department of English, York University

Research Keywords:

Middle Eastern diasporic literature; war on terror

Research Region(s):

West Asia

Research Diaspora(s):

Asian Diaspora

My research is focused on Middle Eastern diasporic literature in the wake of the war on terror. I published my first monograph entitled: Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora in 2019, and I am now working on a second book project called “Refugee Literature: Dignity, Agency, & Voice in Iranian Exilic Life Writing.”

Like most research interests, my fascination with diaspora is autobiographic. I was born in Pakistan to Iranian parents who fled war, and grew up between Iran, Italy and Canada. This nomadic lifestyle led to my fluency in several languages. It also underscored the emancipatory power of art and literature in creating a collective for the displaced. In my research and my life, aesthetics and politics are intertwined.