Elahe Haschemi Yekani is Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Postcolonial Studies at the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously she was Junior Professor of English Literature at the University of Flensburg and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz.
She is the author of The Privilege of Crisis. Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film (Campus 2011) and is about to finish her second book Familial Feeling, in which she traces an entangled literary history of canonical bourgeois novels of the late 18th and 19th century with the earliest written testimonies of Black British writers.
Her research interests include Postcolonial and Gender/Masculinity Studies as well as Queer Theory.