Niyosha completed an Honours BSc (with Distinction) from UTSC in 2010, with a double major in Evolutionary Anthropology and English. She received a Masters of Arts in American and Postcolonial Literatures from McGill University, where she taught a number of creative writing courses and worked as the Editorial Assistant for the McGill News Alumni Magazine. She spent a year teaching English in France at Lycée du Golfe de Saint Tropez and Collège Victor Hugo, before returning to the University of Toronto to pursue a PhD at the Department of English and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies. Her doctoral research focuses on memoirs of the Iranian diaspora, literatures of exile and displacement, and theories of space and identity.
Niyosha has previously served as the Editorial Assistant of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, founding Chair of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union Race and Ethnicity Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at Massey College, where she is a Junior Fellow. More recently, she co-founded the Scarborough Studies Collective – an initiative dedicated to the critical study of Scarborough across disciplines and the community. Niyosha is currently an instructor and Course Coordinator for ‘Critical Writing About Literature’ (ENGA02) at UTSC’s Department of English.