F. (Fatemeh) Sobhi, MA

  • PhD student at LUCAS
  • English literature

Fields of interest

I am interested in English literature and comparative studies. My own field of study is English Literature but I also work on migratory narratives, Persian literature, and female subjectivity in diasporic narratives. Interdisciplinary studies that link literature to philosophy, postcolonialism, social, cultural and cognitive studies interest me as well. I also love reading and writing diverse literary works. In my spare time, I enjoy writing English short stories and poems, mainly on the theme of subjectivity.

My other vocation is Islam. I do personal researches and occasional translations in this subject. I have also managed to take part in various exhibitions on the subject of Islam, and specifically twelve-imam Shi’ism, either as an organizer-lecturer or as a consultant.


Currently I am writing my PhD research on a narratological study of Jean Rhys, a Caribbean-British writer of early- and mid-twentieth century.

Teaching activities

ESL teacher.

Curriculum vitae

PhD candidate at LUCAS, Leiden University (supervisor Prof Dr. E.J. van Alphen).

Scholarship for the course “Migration and Narration”, Krosno, Poland.
Creative Writing at Malmo University, Sweden.

2010 - 2011
MA in English Literature, Dalarna University, Sweden.

2002 - 2006
BA in English Literature, Alzahra University, Iran.

2000 – 2006
Lecturer on Islam in IRIC (Islamic Research and Information Center – established and run under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Nahavandian)

Exhibition organizer and Coordinator in the following exhibitions:

Globalization and Global Awaiting for the Savior, 2002.

Global Hope for Global Peace (2004, 2005, 2006)

Last Modified: 10-12-2015