Sanaz holds a PhD in English literature from UNSW. As an Iranian-Australian and someone who has lived and travelled extensively Sanaz is interested in narrative and stories that emerge from the diasporic experience. Her first book The Literature of the Iranian Diaspora: Meaning and Identity since the Islamic Revolution is to be published at the end of 2014 with IB Tauris. Her stories and creative fiction are also reflective of her multicultural background. She also runs the Persian International Film Festival in Sydney.