Haythem Bastawy is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a former Teaching Fellow in Drama and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Leeds. He completed his interdisciplinary PhD in English and History at Leeds Trinity University and the University of Leeds. He received the John Murray Prize for the distinction of his research in 2015, the Peter Emmerson 2015 Assessor of the Year Award and the SWAPCA Languages and Literatures Award in the US in February 2017 and has published widely on various aspects of English Literature and History. Alongside his publications, he also works on his art and his music. His rock album, Supernova, has attracted worldwide attention, and some of his songs were featured on TV. He is in the top 1% of Academia worldwide author ranking. Click here for a full academic profile. For a list of publications click here.