Meet the Team – Winter 2023

Editor-in-Chief: Hanna Barnett

Hanna Barnett is a second year PhD student in Hispanic Studies at Western University. Her research investigates the portrayal of the 1918 Influenza in Canada in relation to its “Spanish Influenza” moniker. She previously completed a BA in Political Science and an MA in Hispanic Studies at Western University.

Deputy Editor: Tarjanee Parmar

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.

Reviews Editor: Marziyeh Ghoreishi

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.

Copy Editor: Sohrab Mosahebi

Sohrab Mosahebi is an Iranian student of Comparative Literature at Western University. His academic research field is literary theory and criticism, with a focus on postcolonialism, race, and politics of language. He has particularly been working on Iranian diasporic poetry in recent years. He tends to focus more on philosophical and social issues and challenge what people take as self-evident in their ideologies and daily lives. Sohrab sees the “deconstruction” of Eurocentric thinking as his academic mission. He has been editor-in-chief in two student magazines and journals in his previous studies and peer-reviewed a few articles for volume 13 of The Arbutus Review at the University of Victoria.

Copy Editor: Ryan Haddad

Ryan Haddad is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Western University in London, Ontario. His primary research focus is on depictions of capitalism and its consequences in twentieth- and twenty-first century North American uncanny literature and film. He is originally from Lebanon where he received his BA in English Literature from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut.

Social Media Editor: Sepideh Hatami

Sepideh Hatami is a multilingual third year PhD candidate in Comparative literature at University of Western Ontario. After finishing her BA in Translation Studies and MA in English Literature she moved to Canada to continue her education. Being a Middle Eastern (immigrant) award winning short story writer, poet and translator herself working with the refugee population in Canada, she is now a researcher in the field of Postcolonial Studies and Diaspora Literature focused on refugee and exile literature to combine her diverse experiences and passions through the powerful platform that Comparative Literature provides her with. Sepideh has a background in multiple areas such as being an Editor in Chief in one journal, a previous reviewer for the Scattered Pelican journal as well as an active content creator/coach on her social media platforms raising awareness on mental health (with a focus on ADHD) and domestic violence.