Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
I am a Geography-track PhD candidate in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. My research broadly investigates the lived experiences and seasonal movements and settlements of the Québécois population in Broward County, Florida during the winter months. Through a case study of South Florida’s English/French-speaking and non-retired/retired residents of Quebec who come to Broward County and stay at Topeekeegee Yugnee (TY) RV park, I examine the production of unique forms of socialization and community using phenomenological methods and integrate two important fields of inquiry: mobility and experiential properties of space.
I was born in Iran, went to high school in England and attended Bonn University in Germany. I earned an MA in American Studies, English Literature and Media Studies at Paderborn University. My first novel, Dar Es Salaam was published by Bridge Works. I am currently an online instructor at the English Department at Broward College.