Module Leader, Creative Writing BA(Hons) (online) and Module Leader, Collaboration (online)

Dr Sabrin Hasbun is an Italian-Palestinian transnational writer. She has always had to mediate between two cultures and every day for her is a journey across borders. She studied literary theory at the University of Pisa, the Sorbonne University and Bath Spa University where she has recently obtained her PhD in Creative Writing and History in collaboration with Exeter University and with AHRC funding support.

Through her practice and career she has worked with diverse groups around the world, across cultures, languages and generations. She has created, organised, and facilitated events, workshops, and working groups to highlight and disseminate the importance of practice-based disciplines to negotiate complex identities. 

Sabrin believes in the extremely generative power of collective creation and action and her research focuses on collaborative practices to explore histories of marginalised group. She has recently worked as writer, editor, translator, and trainer for several institutions including the Holburne Museum in Bath, the Embassy of Palestine to the Holy See, and the international journal Transnational Literature, and published articles, both individual and collaborative, about collective creation in communities. Sabrin is looking to publish her first book, the family memoir "Wait for Her".

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2022 PhD (Creative Writing and History) Bath Spa University and Exeter University (AHRC)
2016 MA Travel and Nature Writing Bath Spa University
2014 MA European Literatures and Philologies Pisa University and Sorbonne University of Paris
2011 BA Modern Literatures Pisa University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Collective writing
  • Multilingual writing
  • Transnational writing
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Community Facilitation
  • Travel writing
  • Writer's positionality
  • Cultural studies
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Hybrid and multicultural identities
  • Literary theory
  • Food writing
  • History

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Externally funded research grants information

Collaborators Currency Funder HESA Category Project title Value Year ending Year starting
AHRC Wait for Her: A Family Memoir between Italy and Palestine. An Analysis of Literary Strategies to Negotiate Personal and Collective Transnational Identities. 2022 2017


Areas of teaching

  • Collective Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Life-Writing
  • Multilingual Writing
  • Society and Identity
  • Collaboration
  • Creative facilitation
  • Community creation
  • Writing as Activism

Courses taught

  • Creative Writing, BA(Hons) (online)