Niyosha Keyzad

 
Niyosha Keyzad

Biography: 

Niyosha graduated with distinction from UTSC in 2010 with a double major Honours degree in Physical Anthropology and English. She went on to receive a Masters of Arts in English from McGill University, where she focused particularly on the fields of American and Postcolonial Literature. She also taught a number of creative writing courses and worked as the Editorial Assistant for the McGill News Alumni Magazine. She then 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 as a Ph.D. student in the Department of English. 

Her doctoral research focuses on memoirs of the North American-Iranian diaspora. She is specifically interested in tracing the diaspora’s negotiation, narrativization, and performance of memory and identity with respect to public spaces. She is the founding Chair of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union Race & Ethnicity Caucus, and also serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at Massey College, where she is also a Junior Fellow. Niyosha currently works as the Editorial Assistant of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry.