Saba Vasefi

Saba Vasefi is multi-award winning writer, poet, filmmaker, academic and journalist. She is researching her PhD on exilic feminist cinema studies and teaches at Macquarie University. She writes for Guardian Australia on the rhetorics of displacement and narrative of detainee women and children incarcerated in Australia detention regime. Saba is a Director of the Social Justice Award. NSW Parliament House recognised her success in directing this event and for her ongoing contribution to women’s rights and social justice. Saba’s poems have appeared in a variety of journals including Transnational Literature and Wasafiri Magazine of International Contemporary Writing in the UK. She is 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.