Dr Lida Amiri’s research focuses on the literary and linguistic study of diaspora literature, interpreted in the light of extended socio-political discussions, in accordance with the globalizing and cross-cultural movement underpinning it. Funded by the Funds for Women Graduates, she obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature by completing her dissertation entitled ‘Re-thinking World Literature and Diasporic Writing: the Case of Afghanistani Translingual Authors Khaled Hosseini and Atiq Rahimi’ at the University of Liverpool. She obtained her master’s degree in literary and linguistic studies at the University of Wuppertal and was awarded various scholarships ranging from the Fulbright Program to Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst allowing her to study at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) and also gain teaching experience at Webster University and the University of Melbourne. Additionally, Dr Amiri coordinated events engaging with academics and the general public exploring the broader issue of migration from the West Indies to Central Asia. In 2019, she was the guest editor for the peer-reviewed special issue ‘Refugees in Literature, Film, Art and Media: Perspectives on the Past and Present’. Her forthcoming monograph (Edinburgh University Press) traces Afghan diaspora literatures in English, French and Persian.