Hasti Abbasi was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy from Griffith University in 2017. Her submission consisted of a comparative literary study of dislocation, writing and identity in Persian and Australian contemporary fiction, and a creative novella. She has been gaining recognition through actively publishing material for a number of years in literary journals including Southerly, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Bareknuckle Journal of Letters and Bareknuckle Anthology. Her dissertation has been well received in publications and delivery at conferences. Most recently it has been included in Antipodes, Text, and Hecate, and AAWP.