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Roxanne Bibizadeh


Research Fellow

Room: MB1.15
Email: Roxanne dot Bibizadeh at warwick dot ac dot uk


Dr Roxanne Ellen Bibizadeh is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick where she was awarded an ESRC IAA grant for her project ‘Digitally Empowering Young People’. This project aims to gain a greater understanding of young people’s digital experiences and their online safety education. In 2020 she was invited to become a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.


Roxanne has a PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research offers an original contribution to the conceptualisation of freedom within literature of the Iranian and Arab diaspora by drawing on three key theoretical frameworks: transnational feminism, international human rights law and philosophies of freedom.


She won an Early Career Innovation Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Study, the Warwick awards for Teaching Excellence, and two Academic Fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning. In 2020 she was invited to become a member and present her research to the Parliamentary Digital Resilience working group meeting of the UK Council for Internet Safety Steering Committee in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She is now a member of two Parliamentary working groups.




In Print:

  • Peer Reviewed Journal Article: Roxanne Ellen Bibizadeh, Rob Procter, Carina Girvan, Helena Webb & Marina Jirotka (2023) Digitally Un/Free: the everyday impact of social media on the lives of young people, Learning, Media and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2023.2237883
  • Policy Paper: Bibizadeh, Roxanne, and Rob Procter (2023) “Digitally Empowering Young People: Summary Report.” opens in a new window.
  • Book Chapter: "'Death to freedom, death to captivity': Beyond Shahriar Mandanipour's 'Islamic' Love Story" in Iran and the West: Cultural Perceptions from the Sasanian Empire to the Islamic Republic. Edited by Dr David Bagot and Dr Margaux Whiskin. IB Tauris 2018
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Article: "Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma" - HARTS & Minds: The Bristol Journal of Humanities and Arts - Spring Edition - Against the Grain - Reimagining in the Humanities and Arts - 14 March 2013.
  • Book Review - Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy - The Warwick Review - Friday 14th June 2013
  • Book Chapter: "Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma". Islam and the West: A Love Story? Edited by Dr Sumita Mukherjee and Dr Sadia Zulfiqar. April 2015.
  • Book Chapter: "Othering the Muslimah: "Islamiciz[ing] the process of writing back" in Leila Aboulela's The Translator and Minaret". Mapping the Self: Place, Identity, Nationality. Edited by Dr Nissa Parmar, Anna Hewitt and Professor Alex Goody. May 2015.