Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai is a lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen, teaching British literature in a postcolonial context. Her research includes topics such as orientalism and oriental stereotypes, gender and masculinity studies, and Afghanistan as a space of British military intervention and male bonding. Her Ph.D. focuses on the use of race concepts in the Anglo-Afghan conflicts of the 19th century. She occasionally writes journalistic texts about Islam, xenophobia and the headscarf and has been published in German magazines and newspapers. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2009 Berlin Fellowship).
Updated April 2020
More from Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai
Jasamin's analysis of literature on Afghanistan
Jasamin reviews and suggests a range of non-fiction books that help explain and understand the events occurring in Afghanistan beginning in the summer of 2021.
Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai on Staged Harmlessness
Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai wrote and narrated an opinion piece on Staged Harmlessness published by German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Jasamin Ulfat Seddiqzai contributes to Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Afghan Literature
Berlin Fellow Jasamin Ulfat Seddiqzai publishes "Poetry from a Foreign Land," and article about Afghan literature which shares the nation and people from multiple perspectives.
Is it racist, when fictional Muslims are evil?
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai recently wrote an article for Deutschlandfunk Kultur, titled "Is it racist, when fictional Muslims are evil?" ("Ist es rassistisch, wenn fiktive Muslime böse sind?" in German).
General Suspicion for All or None
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai recently published an article in "Die Zeit". Her article explains how people with migration history face general suspicion during their daily life. She also addresses the #allesdichtmachen campaign.
Origin as an eternal stigma
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai wrote an article for Deutschlandfunk Kultur. In her comment "Origin as an eternal stigma" she deals with the current Danish law against ghettos that have a too high percentage of inhabitant with a "non-western" origin.
"Mit der Wahrheit gegen Taliban und Korruption": piece by Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai recently wrote an article for Zeit Online newspaper titled "With the Truth against Taliban and Corruption" ("Mit der Wahrheit gegen Taliban und Korruption").
Beautiful, unapproachable, and not survivable
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai wrote an article about the representation of women in movies. As a child, she loved to watch adventure movies but the women in those movies were always beautiful, unapproachable, and not survivable. She reflects on societal changes over the last few decades.
Racism and the Police: Rights and Laws are not "Western Values"
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai writes about how racial profiling and racism influence policing in an article for "Deutschlandfunk Kultur."
The Dark Side of Domesticity: Captivity Beyond Pandemics
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai, a literary scholar at the University of Duisberg-Essen, shares her thoughts on the similarities between (self-)quarantine in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lives of women in highly patriarchal societies, past and present.