Elahe Haschemi Yekani

is Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Postcolonial Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She is the recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project “Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary. Aesthetics, Affects, Archives”, in which she investigates queer narratives of migration with a comparative focus on Germany, Britain, and the US in a new book project tentatively called Mini City. Her research interests include diasporic writing, postcolonial studies, visual culture, cultural memory and the archival turn, queer theory and intersectionality.

In addition to numerous articles and two monographs, Familial Feeling: Entangled Tonalities in Early Black Atlantic Writing and the Rise of the British Novel (Palgrave Macmillan 2021, open access, shortlisted for the Esse Book Award 2022: Literatures in the English language) and The Privilege of Crisis. Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film (Campus 2011, won the Britcult Award 2009), Haschemi Yekani has published a third book on Revisualising Intersectionality (Palgrave Macmillan 2022, open access) co-written with Magdalena Nowicka and Tiara Roxanne. Together with Prof. Silvy Chakkalakal (HU, European Ethnology), Prof. Haschemi Yekani is the PI of the Princeton-HU Strategic Partnership Grant project “Re-Imagining the Archive: Sexual Politics and Postcolonial Entanglements”.

Twitter: @EHaschemiYekani

Contact: elahe.haschemi-yekani@hu-berlin.de

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2023-01-25 | Posted by Alexis Mertens