Faaeza Jasdanwalla-Williams is a historian of women in the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period and of the African diaspora in India.
Faaeza received herBachelor’s degree in History from Mumbai University, India and her Master’s and PhD in History from Aberystwyth University. She taught in the History Department at Aberystwyth University from 2009 to 2019.
She has been a volunteer with The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) since 2019 and Gwasg Honno since 2020. She facilitates two book groups for RNIB and will be editing an anthology volume for Honno on the experiences of immigrant women from Asia and Africa, who have settled in Wales.
Apart from this she published on the African diaspora and taken part in events organised by the UN to commemorate the International Decade for People of African Descent between 2015 and 2024 and as a result has presented her research in New York and Oslo.
Faaeza is multilingual, being fluent in Hindi and Urdu, with English being her first language. She has also learnt Turkish for Doctoral research purposes and began learning Farsi. Faaeza is currently learning Arabic and is at Uwch 3 level of Welsh, which she has been learning since 2014.
Join us on the 3rd December 2022 to listen to Faaeza talking about marginalisation of migrant women voices in Wales.