Lubaaba Al-Azami


Twitter: @Lubaabanama & @MEMOrients



Previous Education

– BA English Language and Literature, King’s College London (2009)
– MA Islamic Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2011)
– MA English Literature, The George Washington University (2014)


Thesis Title

English Travellers and Indian Queens in Early Modern Literature, 1526-1707



Professor Nandini Das


Research Summary

My project is a decolonial and feminist consideration of early modern English encounters with Mughal Indian imperial femininity. I explore English theatrical and travel literature alongside Mughal royal memoirs.

My research interests include early Anglo-European encounters with the Islamic worlds; early modern theatrical negotiations of transnational politics, trade and religion; intersectional feminism and decolonialism.


Projects founded

– Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs)
An AHRC NWCDTP-funded collaborative digital resource on early English encounters with the Islamic worlds.
Twitter: @MEMOrients
Instagram:  @thememorients

– Network of Sisters in Academia (NeSA)
A professional network for Muslim women academics.
Twitter: @NeSATweets

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