Saba Vasefi is multi-award winning journalist, academic, poet and filmmaker. She researches her doctor of philosophy on exilic feminist cinema studies and teaches at Macquarie University. She writes for The Guardian on the rhetoric of displacement and narrative of refugees incarcerated in Australia detention regime.
Saba is a Discoursing Diaspora editor in Verity La journal. She was twice a judge for the Sedigheh Dolatabadi Book Prize for the Best Book on Women’s Literature and Women’s Issues as well as BR4R Seeking Asylum Poetry Prize New South Wales Parliament House recognised her success in directing the Diaspora Symposium – Social Justice Award and her ongoing contribution to women’s rights and social justice.
Saba’s poems have appeared in a variety of journals including Transnational Literature, Wasafiri Magazine of International Contemporary Writing in the UK and Australian Poetry Journal. She is the recipient of NSW Premier's Multicultural Medals in Art and Culture, an Honorary Brave Rising Star Award for her courageous writing on the gendered impacts of seeking asylum and The National Council of Women Award for her academic research.