Her current research investigates the relationship between postcolonial studies and Islam in contemporary British Muslim women’s writing. She is working on a critique of Homi Bhabha’s notion of “cultural hybridity” that addresses the absence of religion in postcolonial theory and how subject positions such as gender, class and race complicate the process of hybridisation. Other research interests include gender studies and intersectionality, Irish studies and contemporary fiction.
She spoke at the “Cultural, Literary and Social Hybridity Conference” in Poznan, Poland (December 2012), and at the “Troubling Gender: The Question of Multiple Identities Conference” in Sheffield (May 2013).
Seda completed her Magister in English and Media Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, and spent a research year at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.