Contact Info

Faculty:  Faculty of Arts

Department:  English

Address: Kawa Street


Phone Number: (optional)


Academic title: Assistant Lecturer

Responsibility:  Teaching

General Expertise: Literature

Specific Expertise: Exile

Research Interests:

- Exile Literature

- Women Literature

- Gender Studies



- BA Salahaddin University

- MA University of Leicester





Sarwa is currently a lecturer at Soran University, teaching creative writing and translation. Her main interests are reading and writing, especially fiction writing. Sarwa has worked with an activist community doing humanitarian work with women. She is also passionate about indigenous studies, diaspora studies, race, colonial and post-colonial studies. Her main goals are to raise awareness for education and learning in the community to create a better future for Kurdistan. Sarwa writes poetry and short fiction and last year was the winner of both categories at the International Literature Festival in Erbil. Her writing looks for the beauty in a war torn world. It also seeks to define identity and confront issues of equal gender representation and violence in male dominant communities.

To follow her interests, she is now working on two projects; both of them are aimed at finding women voices through their narratives and works of literature. She dreams that one day women can speak for themselves and pass that understanding across nations. 



Publications: (Books, researches)





Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium..)

-  Research Project (Many Women, Many Words )

- Workshop : Enhancing Soft Skills and Workforce Skills Training