Peter Cherry is a second year PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Peter’s doctoral research examines constructions of masculinity in British Muslim literature and film. Using texts and films by both male and female writers from Muslim backgrounds who live in Britain, his project probes the significance of religion, generational conflict, cultural exchange, sexuality and gender relationships to constructions of Muslim masculinity within a UK context. Peter holds a BA (Hons) in English and Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London and a masters degree in Comparative and General Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

Sibyl Adam is a first year PhD student in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Sibyl’s research focuses on narratives of Muslim women migrating to the UK over the past hundred years, including travelogues from the Edwardian era and popular contemporary fiction. She did her undergraduate MA at the University of Glasgow and her masters degree at the University of York, specialising in postcolonial literature.

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