Meet the Team – Fall 2022


Marziyeh Ghoreishi is a fourth year PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at Western University. Having lived in different countries has sparked her passion in travel writing and autobiography, moving her to focus on life writing during late-19th and early-20th century Iran, and 18th and 19th century Britain. She divides her time between reading and writing on cultural history, historiography, life writing and colonialism. She has been part of The Scattered Pelican since December 2019.


Saba Mirzaee is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at Western University. She has completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s in English Literature. Her main research interests are Cultural Studies, Women Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Literature of Diaspora. She is currently working on her dissertation on Iranian Diaspora Studies. She has served both as Teaching Assistant and Graduate Instructor for Persian Course at Western University. 

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Hanna Barnett is a second year PhD student in Hispanic Studies at Western University. Her dissertation research focuses on visual representations of the 1918 Influenza, also known as the “Spanish Flu,” in Canadian newspapers. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kings University College in 2020 before completing the Master of Arts program in Hispanic Studies at Western University. She is a Teaching Assistant instructor of Spanish, an exam proctor at Ivey Business School, an active member of the Society of Graduate Students, and sits on the Senate Subcommittee on Program Review (Graduate).

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Tarjanee Parmar is pursuing her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in English literature at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, and her Master’s degree in Comparative literature at the Western university. Her research interests are Dalit literature, Postcolonial literature and Women’s studies. She is the recipient of The Blue Club Media Fellowship 2020 and is set to publish four articles that she wrote as a part of the fellowship.


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Luigi De Angelis Soriano is a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature program at Western University (Canada). He completed undergraduate studies in law and pedagogy and a master’s degree program in Civil Law. His work experience in the fields of law, education, and the printed media led him to develop a passion for interdisciplinary critical approaches. In 2018, he obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). His current research focuses on the notion of justice in the Bible, Spanish drama, the European visual arts, and Latin American poetry. His languages are Spanish, English, and Italian.