Laetitia is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the School of the Arts and Media at UNSW. She was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright fellow at Harvard) before coming to Australia in 2013. She frequently travels to Iran for research fieldworks. She is interested in modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly in Persian literature; the circulation of literature and culture between the Middle East and the diasporas; the relations between the West and the postcolonial world; World Literature; literature and globalization, exile and diaspora literatures. Her current work project as a DECRA Fellow (2015-2019) is entitled: "A Global Comparative Study of Contemporary Iranian Literature". She is also interested in translation studies and in the practice of translation. Her translations of Iranian short stories into French have been published in literary journals, and she has translated Persian texts into English with Ali Alizadeh.
Member Since: 3/17/2017
Identity: Translator, Academic