Lubaaba Al-Azami

Thesis title: English Travellers and Indian Queens in Early Modern Literature, 1526-1707


Twitter: @lubaabanama @memorients


Biography: Lubaaba's research project is a decolonial and feminist consideration of early modern English encounters with Mughal Indian imperial femininity, exploring English theatrical and travel literature alongside Mughal royal memoirs. Her research is funded by the AHRC NWCDTP. She previously completed a BA in English Language and Literature at King's College London and an MA in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. With the award of a University Fellowship she completed a further MA in English Literature at the George Washington University.

Research interests: Early Anglo-European encounters with the Islamic worlds; early modern theatrical negotiations of transnational politics, trade and religion; intersectional feminism and decolonialism.


She is founder of Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs), an AHRC NWCDTP-funded collaborative digital resource on early English encounters with the Islamic worlds.

Network of Sisters in Academia (NeSA), a professional network of Muslim women academics.