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Fatima Taha

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PhD Candidate, English

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Research Expertise

Comparative Literature

Fatima completed her undergrad at the University of Georgia in English Literature as well as Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Knowing since the age of five that books and teaching are her passsion, she moved to Maryland to finish her MA at Georgetown in English Literature. For her PhD, however, she realized that she wanted to take into account her love of languages. As such, she's currently a second year PhD compartive literature focusing on letters in 19th Century British novels such as Jane Austen's work; she hopes to look at mainly Urdu and also French translations of those works.

Apart from her education, she has also been published in several online journals and presented at several conferences. Usually, she also discusses the epistles in Harry Potter, in attempts to show its literary importance through the use of letters.

Currently, she also reviews fiction novels for Washington Independent Review of Books. All of her reviews, except one, may be found here.


“Feminism in Bollywood: Struggles against Tradition in Badrinath Ki Dulhania and the Bollywood Industry (Identity and Culture).”

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