Sinéad Murphy is a PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Comparative Literature in King’s College London. Her research is an AHRC LAHP-funded project on contemporary Arab speculative fiction in English. She completed her BA and MA degrees in University College Dublin, Ireland and was awarded UCD's Patrick Semple medal for academic achievement. She is the organiser of the King's Speculations seminar series, and is the Conference Coordinator for the 2018 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies conference.
Her work has been published in Science Fiction Studies journal, The Literary Encyclopedia, UCD's postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives, and various online platforms including Arabic Literature in English (arablit.org). Her primary research interests include science and speculative fiction, contemporary Middle Eastern literature, postcolonial theory, and theories of comparative and world literature.