Associate Professor Laetitia Nanquette
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Laetitia Nanquette

BA (Sorbonne University, Paris); PhD (SOAS, University of London)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I work on modern and contemporary Middle Eastern literatures, particularly on Persian literature; Print Culture; Publishing; World Literature; literature and globalization; sociology of literature; Digital Humanities. 

I was trained in France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the United States (Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University) before coming to Australia in 2013. 

Between 2015 and 2019, I was an Australia Research Council DECRA Fellow.

My second book was published in 2021: "Iranian Literature after the Islamic Revolution. Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" (Edinburgh UP):

Here's a blog post mostly about the book:

An interview for SBS Persian on it:

A podcast on the book and my research:

And an interview in Spanish on my research in general:

I am interested in translation studies and in the practice of translation. My translations of Iranian short stories into French have been published in literary journals, and I have translated Persian texts into English with Ali Alizadeh.

I am Associate Editor for the Q1 journal Iranian Studies (Cambridge UP) and editor for the Modern Persian literature section of Abstracta Iranica (Peeters publishers).

My Academia profile is here.




+61 (2) 9065 2101
216, Level 2 Robert Webster

Here is the link to some of my publications on the UNSW repository:,contains,nanquette&tab=default_tab&search_scope=unsworks_search_scope&vid=UNSWORKS&offset=0

Association for Iranian Studies

Centre for Iranian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

International Comparative Literature Association