Dr. Saba Pirzadeh has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS).
Dr. Pirzadeh obtained her PhD in English Literature from Purdue University on Fulbright fellowship in 2016. Her dissertation titled “Violence, Militarism, and the Environment in Contemporary South Asian Literature” explicates the ways in which intensification of violence ruptures, displaces and distorts conceptions of the environment in order to justify its consumption for purposes of profit and conquest. In doing so, this study posits environmental exploitation as an integral part of the modus operandi of colonial rule, ethno-nationalist struggles and transnational militant conflicts in South Asia. She completed her MA and BA in English Literature with distinction from Kinnaird College in 2009 and 2007, respectively. Her work has been published in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; South Asian Review, natural degradation and socio-environmental justice. Prior to going for her PhD, she was working as a Teacher of English Language & Literature for the senior school at Beaconhouse School System.
Her research and teaching interests include:
- Environment and Militarism
- Contemporary Postcolonial Literature
- South Asian Popular Culture
- Gender Studies