Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Adjunct Fellow, Writing and Society Research Group at University of Western Sydney

Dr Ehsan Azari was born in 1958 in Logar province, south of Kabul. He belongs to Pashtun Stanizai tribe from father and mother sides. After graduation from university he started work as a literary editor with the Kabul Times. After invasion of Afghanistan by Russian forces, he worked as the editor of an English academic journal WUFA, Writers Union of Free Afghanistan. In 1992, he migrated to Australia and settled in Western Sydney.

He studied English literature at Macquarie University from where he obtained
his MA and PhD in English literature. He has taught at Macquarie University
and currently he is associated with Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney. He is working at present on two books: Poststructuralist Desire and Psychoanalysis ad Sufism.

He is frequently writing on Afghanistan in the international media. He spent
times in Kabul last year. He worked for six month as a Senior Specialist of
English with the Education Ministry of Afghanistan, but resigned for it was
too difficult for him to work in a corrupt government and insecure city. He
resigned from his post which was funded by the World Bank. Although politics is not his field of study or research he likes it as his hobby. He is the author of Lacan and the Destiny of Literature: Shakespeare, Donne, Joyce and Ashbery.