Sima is a third-PhD student of American History and Literature at the University of Sussex. Her PhD research is on African American political autobiography and is mainly focused on Maya Angelou's autobiographical oeuvre and Angelou's contribution to this field.

60 Seconds with Sima Jalal Kamali

“How did you come to your current area of research?”

After doing my M.A dissertation on Toni Morrison’s trilogy Beloved, Jazz and Paradise, I really wanted to expand my research on Black Women’s literature. This interest introduced me to Maya Angelou’s autobiographical oeuvre, which became the focus of my PhD research. Continue reading