Saba Pirzadeh is Assistant Professor of English and Environmental Literature in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS). She obtained her PhD in English from Purdue University on Fulbright fellowship in 2016. Her dissertation “Violence, Militarism, and the Environment in Contemporary South Asian Literature” explores narrative depictions of the intensification of violence and its exploitation of the environment for purposes of profit, conquest and consumption. She completed her MA and BA in English Literature with distinction from Kinnaird College in 2009 and 2007, respectively. Her research and teaching interests include ecocriticism, militarism, contemporary postcolonial literature, popular culture and gender studies. Her work has been published in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; South Asian Review, and is forthcoming in Parergon.