Conference Review: ‘Protest: Resistance and Dissent in America’

Bianca Scoti and Dr Tomas Pollard review a selection of panels and the keynote lectures at the BAAS Postgraduate Conference (15 November, 2014) Continue reading

60 Seconds with Sima Jalal Kamali

“How did you come to your current area of research?”

After doing my M.A dissertation on Toni Morrison’s trilogy Beloved, Jazz and Paradise, I really wanted to expand my research on Black Women’s literature. This interest introduced me to Maya Angelou’s autobiographical oeuvre, which became the focus of my PhD research. Continue reading

60 Seconds with Shima Jalal Kamali

“How did you come to your current area of research?”

In my undergrad poetry class, I read Langston Hughes’ poem “Cross” and I remember telling myself then that I will one day devote my future research on him and his work. Continue reading