Sabyn Javeri Jillani

Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MSt Oxford University, PhD Leicester University

Research Areas: Postcolonial Feminism, South Asian Literature, Creative Writing


Sabyn Javeri Jillani is Senior Lecturer of Writing at NYUAD. She is the author of 'Hijabistan' (Harper Collins: 2019) and the novel 'Nobody Killed Her' (Harper Collins: 2017) and has edited two multilingual anthologies of student writing titled, 'The Arzu Anthology of Student Voices' (HUP: 2019, 2018). Her writings have been published in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, South Asian Review, London Magazine, Wasafiri, Oxonian Review, Trespass, World Literature, Economic Political Weekly and Newsline, amongst other publications. Her short fiction has been widely anthologized and she has won the Oxonian Review short story prize and has been shortlisted for the Tibor Jones, Leaf Books, Adab and Publishing Next awards.  She has a Masters from the University of Oxford and a doctorate from the University of Leicester. Her research interests include postcolonial feminism, South Asian literature and creative writing.

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