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Nikta Sadati

Research Interests

Postcolonial literatures, feminist theory, postcolonial feminist theory, gender, sexuality, postmodernism, motherhood, abject theory, queer theory.

Awards and Recognition
Queen’s Graduate Award: $14,480. Fall 2020.
Ryerson Graduate Fellowship Award: $6,700. Fall 2019.

My doctoral research analyzes feminine identities in postcolonial literatures using a theoretical framework routed in postcolonial feminist theory and the intersections of trauma and kinship in the postcolonial narrative. In my dissertation, I focus on the figure of the monstrous or detached mother within a selection of modern and contemporary African-American literatures to disseminate the relationship between this monstrosity and a lack of voice and space for healing from racialized trauma.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.