Farah Hasan Ali is an Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS. Dr. Ali’s areas of interest include the life and works of Harold Pinter, Theatre of the Absurd, and Twentieth-Century British Theatre, especially the Post-War period.
Dr. Ali is interested in issues pertaining to identity politics in different categories. Specifically, in the treatment and representation of the individual identity in public and private spheres, therefore concepts such as totalitarian regimes, conformity, oppression, and freedom of speech are key components of her research. Additionally, Dr. Ali is interested in women’s and gender representation in Islam, World Literature, and other social contexts.
Dr. Ali’s interest in Harold Pinter’s plays and writing, resulted in a recent book, Eroding the Language of Freedom: Identity Predicament in Selected Works of Harold Pinter (Routledge, 2018). Moreover, she is working on exploring the connections between Pinter’s works and other political and social events across the world. The representation of the female characters in Harold Pinter’s dramas in particular and theatre, in general, is one of her major interests too.
Dr. Ali’s postdoctoral research at the University of Leeds (2016-17), resulted in a journal article entitled, ‘Where Should the Birds Fly After the Last Sky? Images and Voices of Women of the Iraqi Diaspora in the United Kingdom’ (Diaspora Studies, 2018).In her second postdoctoral project, at the University of Hull (2017-19), she studied the challenges faced by Arabic women living in the UK.