Parisa joined MCWH in 2021 as Research and Executive Assistant, supporting Dr Adele Murdolo in her role as Executive Director. Parisa has a PhD is Comparative Literature and Gender Studies. Her research has focused on the topic of motherhood across Anglo-European and Persian cultures at the intersection of feminism, psychoanalysis, literature, and philosophy. Parisa is also passionate about research and advocacy around migrant women’s mental health and violence against women. She tutored and lectured in literary studies at University of Melbourne from 2015 to 2019 and has worked as Research Assistant in a number of research projects, most recently UNDP-UN Women’s COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker. Parisa likes volunteering for her local community programs, watching stand-up comedy and WhatsApping with her sisters in her spare time. Parisa speaks English and Farsi and understands Dari.