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
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.
“In Kreuzberg, there are no foreigners!” Scrutinizing Berlin’s diversity