PhD Candidate, School of Cultural Analysis , University of Amsterdam


Roya Khoshnevis is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis where she works on the petroleum encounter in modern Iranian literature.  She holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University.  Inspired by her family’s roots in southern Iran, where the country’s oil frontier started to develop in the early 20th century, she is interested in exploring the ways in which petroleum has shaped literature and other cultural productions such as films.