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The Wasafiri Team

Sana Goyal
Editor & Publishing Director
Having previously worked as Digital Editor and Deputy Editor at Wasafiri, Sana was formerly Publicity Manager at Tilted Axis Press and Marketing and Outreach Officer at Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal.
Elizabeth Robertson
Administration & Programmes Manager
Elizabeth has a background working in arts organisations focusing on new writing, project management, and live literature events.
Durre Shahwar
Deputy Editor
Durre Shahwar is a writer and Deputy Editor of Wasafiri. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Cardiff University on autofiction and marginalised identities. She is the co-editor of Gathering, an essay anthology of nature writing by women of colour (2024, 404 Ink).
Cassie Lawrence
Digital Co-ordinator
Cassie Lawrence is a journalist and content editor working with Wasafiri on our 40th Anniversary projects. She has worked for various literary organisations with a global outlook, including Saqi Books and Asia House.
Leon Wainwright
Art Editor
Leon is Professor and Head of Art History at The Open University. Along with a range of edited and co-edited books on modern and contemporary art and aesthetics, museums and curating, cultural policy and anthropology.
Angelique Golding
LAHP Intern
Angelique Golding is a LAHP Collaborative Doctoral student working with Wasafiri on our 40th Anniversary projects with a focus on the Wasafiri archive, which forms the basis of her research.
Juni Kvarving
CHASE Intern
Juni is currently a PhD researcher in English Literature at the University of Kent writing about the narrativization of climate emergency in post-2008 American dystopias and utopias.
Rituparna Mondal
CHASE Intern
Rituparna Mondal is one of the Assistant Editorial Interns at Wasafiri. She is a second year Ph.D. student in the School of English at the University of Kent.
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