Mehraneh’s research is focused on Middle Eastern diasporic literature in the wake of the war on terror. She published her first monograph entitled: Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora in 2019, and is now working on a second book project called Refugee Literature: Dignity, Agency, & Voice in Iranian Exilic Life Writing
Like most research interests, her fascination with diaspora is autobiographic. She was born in Pakistan to Iranian parents who fled war, and grew-up between Iran, Italy and Canada. This nomadic lifestyle led to my fluency in several languages. It also underscored the emancipatory power of art & literature in creating a collective for the displaced. In her research and her life, aesthetics and politics are intertwined.
Keywords: Middle Eastern diasporic literature; war on terror