Shahd Alshammari holds a PhD in English from the University of Kent in England. She currently teaches Literature and Women’s Studies in Kuwait. Her main research areas are Disability and Women’s Studies. Her work sheds light on the struggles facing those confl icted over cultural traditions, societal norms and modernity.
She has published in academic and creative writing journals such as Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Pomona Valley Review and The Barefoot Review. This is Dr Alshammari’s first collection of short stories.