Dr Saba Vasefi is a multi-award-winning journalist scholar and poet. She teaches at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and University of Canberra and writes for the Guardian on the narratives of displacement. Saba is the Red Room Poetry’s Writing in Resistance editor. Her report on the gendered harms of detention won the Premier's Multicultural Communications Awards. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Transnational Literature, Wasafiri Magazine of International Contemporary Writing (UK), Cordite Poetry, Australian Poetry, and the Art Gallery of NSW. She is the chief editor of Borderless, A Transnational Anthology of Feminist Poetry and editor of Writing in Resistance for Red Room Poetry. She was twice a judge for the Dolatabadi Book Prize for the Best Book on Women's Literature and Women's Issues and the BR4R Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize. Saba is a member of The Women in Refugee Law Network in the UK, an honorary advisor for the Indigo Foundation and an honorary member of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc. Her documentary films have been screened by the BBC, the UN, Amnesty International, Copenhagen Film Festival, the Seen and Heard Film Festival, the Human Rights Film Festival, the Exile Films Festival, and at UCLA among many other special screenings around the world. She was a member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters and also worked as a researcher for the International Campaign for Human Rights based in New York. Her op-eds are published by outlets such as the BBC, Associated Press, Daily Life, SBS, BuzzFeed, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.


Audio

Saba Vasefi reads 'The Portable Home' (Part 4)

Saba Vasefi reads 'Segregation'

Saba Vasefi reads 'Minerva'

Saba Vasefi reads 'The Portable Home' (Part 3)

Saba Vasefi reflects on Shadow catchers

Saba Vasefi reflects on her poetry

Saba Vasefi reads 'The Portable Home' (Part 2)

Saba Vasefi reads 'The Portable Home' (Part 1)