Omid is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Portsmouth, school of law, through a bursary scheme led by Business School in cooperation with Amnesty International. His current project is on the indirect mechanisms of censorship in Iran. He holds a master in American Studies from the university of Turin.
He has been working as a writer and human rights activist since 2002. In 2014, after experiencing threats and persecutions from the authorities in Iran as a result of his writings and engagement in the human rights activism, he fled his home country for Denmark under the ICORN’s protection program for writers at risk. He is an honorary member of Danish PEN.