Dr. Shirin Zubair

Dr. Shirin Zubair

 

 Personal Information 

 

Humboldt Foundation Fellowship (2016-2018)

Department of Anglophone Studies

University of Duisburg-Essen

Germany

shirin.zubair@uni-due.de

shirin_zubair@hotmail.com                   

                                                               

 Education History 

1999: PhD, Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University, UK

1990: MSc, Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University, UK

1982: MA, English Literature (First Class First, Gold Medal), BZU, Multan

1979: BA, English Literature & Philosophy (First Division), University of Multan

 

 Professional Experience 

 

October 2010—March 2013: Chair, Department of English, BZU, Multan

August 2004 to date: Professor, BZU, Multan

2009—2010: Visiting/Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University, US

2007: Visiting Fulbright Professor, Central College, US

June 2007—December 2008: Chair, Department of English, BZU, Multan           

2001—2004: Associate Professor, BZU, Multan

1996—2001: Assistant Professor, BZU, Multan

1991—1992: Resource Person, University Grants Commission (UGC), Islamabad

1984—1996: Lecturer, BZU, Multan 

          

 Fellowships and Awards 

  • Oct 2015-Sept 2016: Guest Researcher, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 2014-Sept 2015: Guest Researcher, Centre for Multilingualism in Society, University of Oslo, Norway
  •  2014: Senior Fellow, Kate Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Essen-Duisburg, Germany
  • 2014: Visiting Professor/Researcher at School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, NIngbo Campus, China
  • 2013: Visiting Reserach Fellowship , Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures & Societies, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010: Visiting Scholar: Department of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK 
  • 2009: Teaching Fellowship, Departments of International Relations and International Education, Lehigh University, USA
  • 2007: Ford Foundation Fellowship, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK (unavailed)
  • 2007: Fulbright Visiting Specialists Teaching Fellowship, Central College, Iowa, US
  • 2005: Charles Wallace Fellowship, British Council, Swansea University, UK
  • 2002: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics, University of Texas, US
  • 1991: USAID award to attend Teaching Reading Skills, Regional English      Language Centre, Singapore 
  • 1989—1990: British Council overseas technical training award, UK

 

 Research Publications 

 

International publications are given in bold typeset.

Papers-in-progress

1.    Teaching English in an age of Globalization: Some Reflections on Pedagogy and Curricula in Pakistan

2.      We Can’t Cross our Limits: Gender Sexuality and Desire in Young Urban Pakistani Lives

 Forthcoming

Opening Up New Spaces: Arrival Motif in Sidhwa's An American Brat , in Ajay K. Chuabey and Lisa Lau (eds.) Critical Essays on South Asian Diasporic Women Writers. New Delhi: B.R. Publications.

Item Songs in Hindi Cinema and the Postfeminist Debate. Alam-e-Niswan:Pakistan Journal of Women Studies. Winter 2017. 

 

Situating Islamic Feminism:  Lived Religion, Negotiation of Identities and Assertion of Third Space by Pakistani Women ( co-authored with Maria Zubair). Women Studies International Forum.Winter 2017.


 2016: Theorising Institutional Feelings, Spaces and Bodies: The Case of Women's Studies and Feminism in Pakistan,  Feminist Formations, 28 (3): 95-120

2016: Women Media and Development in Pakistan: Sites of Continuity and Change, South Asian Popular Culture, 14(1-2): 19-32.  

2015: Sexual/Textual Politics: Representations of Gender in Achebe's Things Fall Apart (co-authored with Saba Shouq) Alam-e-Niswan: Pakistan Journal of Women Studies, 22(1): 65-76.

 2014: Co-constructing America and Pakistan: Hybridity and Transculturality in Pakistani English Fiction, Selected Papers from 4th International Conference:Shifting Borders: America in the Middle East. American University of Beirut  Press.

 2013: Book Review:  Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives ( Sadaf Ahmed. Ed.) Journal of Law and Social Research, Published jointly by University of Copenhagen and Baha-ud-Din Zakariya University, Pakistan 

 Also in 2013:  Alam-e-Niswan: Pakistan Journal of Women Studies 20(2):125-126. 

2013: (Under)Representing Women in Curricula: A Content Analysis of Urdu and English Textbooks at the Primary Level in Pakistan, Alam-e-Niswan: Pakistan Journal of Women Studies, 20.1 (57-71)

 2012: Class, Culture and Power: A Critique of Pakistan English Language Textbooks. Pakistan  Journal of Social Sciences , 32.2 ( 529-540)

2012: A Comparison of Students' English Language Class Rooms Anxiety in Single-Sex and Coeducational Schools, Language in India, Vol:12 (1930-2940).

 2012: Searching for a Third Space at the Intersections of Postfeminism and Postmodernism: Lessing’s (Meta)Narrative of Free Women. Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 15.1 ( 43-58)

 2012: Crossing Borders, Reinventing Identity(ies):Hybridity in Pakistan English Fiction, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 32.1 (65-76)BZU, Multan

 2012: Gender and Time-out-talk: An Analysis of Construction of Femininities by Young Pakistani Women, Pakistan Journal of Women Studies: Alam-e-Niswan 19.1 (93-113)

 2011: Ambivalent Recuperation: A Study of Mother-Daughter Bonding in Toni Morrison's  Beloved, Kashmir Journal of Language Research 14.2 (55-66)
 2011: Under Western Eyes: Deconstructing Colonial Representations in Shahraz’s The Holy Woman. In  Kidwai & Siddiqui (eds.) The Holy and The Unholy: Critical Essays on Qaisra Shahraz's Fiction, New Delhi: Sarup Publishers. (1-25)

2011: You can Cook But you Can’t Take Part in Elections: Gendred Representations of Politics in Pakistan Newspaper Cartoons (2011), Pakistan Journal of Women Studies: Alam-e-Niswan, 18.1 (31-46)

 2010: Semiotic Representations of Islam in The Gaurdian Weekly: A Critique Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar 18.2 (123-136) 

 2010: Not Easily Put-Downable: Magazine Representations and Muslim Women's Identities in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, Feminist Formations, 22.3 (176-195) (John Hopkins Press). 

 2009: Ideology in Textbooks: An Analytical Study of Gender Issues in ELT in Pakistan, Pakistan Perspectives, 14.2 (123-134)

 2009: Semiotics Ideology and Femininity in Popular Pakistani Women's Magazines, Hawwa Journal of Women in the Middle East and the Islamic World, 7.3 (229-248)

 2008: The grammar of Visual Design: Semiotics in Popular Pakistani Women's Magazines, Inter-Disciplinary.Net Vol: 2nd Global Conference on Visual Literacies Session 9: Language Facets of the Visual (online conference proceedings) 

 2008: Language Ideology and the State: CDA of Religious Contents in Punjab English Language Textbooks, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar Vol. XVI.I (160-177) 

 2008: Critical Discourse Analysis: A Case Study of Pakistani Politician’s Rhetoric, Pakistan Perspectives, 13.1 (113-131)

 2007: Book Review: Denizens of Alien Worlds (Tariq Rahman), Journal of South Asian Development 2.2 (338-340)

 2007: Silent Birds: Metaphorical Constructions of Literacy and Identity in Women's Talk, Discourse Studies, 9.6 (766-783)

 2006: Women English Literature and Identity Construction in Southern Punjab, Pakistan, Journal of South Asian Development, Sage.1.1 (249-271)  

2006: Review Article: Beyond Access: Transforming Policy and Practice in Educational Research, International Journal Of Educational Development. EDEV 928 (1-3) 

 2006: Rhetorical Figures in Pakistani Newspaper Articles, Journal of Research Faculty of Languages, BZU, Vol.9 (11-26)

 2005: Just a Time-pass: Acknowledgement/Denial (?) of Sexual Harassment in Young Women's Discourse, Hawwa: Journal of Women in the Middle East and the Islamic World, 3.2 (195-215)

 2004: Women and the Discourse of Advertising: A Quantitative Perspective, Alam-e Niswan Pakistan journal of Women Studies, 11.2 (59-70)

 2004: Female Images in Magazine Advertisements: A Feminist Perspective" Quarterly Journal of Gender and Social Issues, 3.3-4 (61-77) FJWU, Rawalpindi

 2004: Qualitative Methods in Rsearching Women’s Literay: A Case Study in Robinson Pant (ed.) Women, Literacy and Development: Alternative Perspectives (85-99) Routledge. 

2003: Book Review: City Literacies (Gregory & Williams), Journal of Sociolinguistics, 7.3. (458-460) Oxford: Blackwell.

 2003: Literacies Across Generations: Women's Religious and Secular Identities in Seraiki Villages, South Asia Research, 23.2 (135-151) 

2003: Women's Critical Literacies in a Pakistani Classroom, Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 10.2 (163-173), Carfax.

2003: Critical Literacy Awareness: A New Approach to Teaching Literary Texts, (191-201) Proceedings : Conference: State of  Social Sciences and humanities: Current Scenario and Emerging Trends, QAU, FJWU and Council for Social Sciences, Pakistan.

2002: Finding a Voice: Literacy Use among Seraiki Women, Journal of Research Faculty of Languages, 1.2 pp: 1-18, Bahauddin Zakariya University Press.

2002: Book Review: Language Education and Culture (Tariq Rahman), Journal of Sociolinguistics Vol: 6.1.9 157-159 Oxford: Blackwell. 

2001: Literacies, Gender  and Power in Rural Pakistan, in Brian Street (ed.) Literacy and Development: Ethnographic Perspectives. (188-204) Routledge.

2001: Literacy or Literacies? An Overview of Contemporary Approaches, Kashmir Journal of Language Research.6.1 (114-130)

2001: The Construction of Gender Identity in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: A Feminist Reading, Journal of Research (Humanities), BZU.18 (61-67)

2000: Domains of Literacy Use in Southern Punjab: An Ethnographic Perspective, Journal of Research Humanities, BZU, Vol: 17 (47-68)

1999: Women's Literacy in a Rural Pakistani Community, BAAL Languages and Literacies (ed.) Teresa O'Brien Vol: 14 pp: 114-125 (Conference Publications)

1994: Teaching Writing Skills (1994) Pakistan Journal of Language, Multan Vol: 4.1 (51-64)    

1993: The Sociolinguistics of English in Pakistan, Journal of Research (Humanities), BZU Vol: 10 (37-54)

1992: Second Language Reading: Theory and Materials, Pakistan Journal of Language, Multan Vol: 2.1 (1-16) 

1991: A Sociolinguistic Portrait of Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Language, Multan Vol: 1.1 (5-29)

1990-1991: Designing an ESL Programme, Journal of Research (Humanities), BZU Vol: 7&8 (51-58)

 

Interviews

 Frauen und Feminismus in Pakistan ,  by Patricia Plummer, Professor of Anglophone Studies at University of Essen-Duisburg, Germany in journal Ntzwerk Frauen-und Geschlechterforschung NRW, Nr. 36/2015, pp.67-70 , published by Universitat Bielefeld. A longer English version to appear in the journal Gender Forum.

Interview by Eithne Dodd on Dangers of Thinking for the online SAR newsletter 2015 http://www.universityobserver.ie/features/the-danger-of-thinking

 

 

Research Interests 

Postcolonialism, Critical and Cultural Theory; Feminism and Gender; Transnationalism and Identity; Popular Culture. 

 

 Research Grants/Projects 

 

July 2016-June 2018:  Feminism Gender and Education: A Study of Women's Literacies, Lives and Representations in Pakistan. A book-length project funded by Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

April-September 2014: Language and(Trans)Cultural Identity: Deconstructing the Colonial Discourses of English in Postcolonial Pakistan . Project funded by Kate Kamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Coperation Research, Universitat of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

 March 2014-September 2015: Transgressive Theories and Transcultural Literacies in EL Classrooms in Pakistan and China (Research project in collaboration  with the Division of English, University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus, China)

June---Nov.2013 : Situating Islamic Feminism: Pakistani Women Speak Out on Media Representations ( Euro 15000)  Funded by BGSMCS, Freie Universitat,  Berlin, Germany

April 2005—June 2005: Women English and Identity in Southern Punjab (UK  pound sterling 3000) Charles Wallace Trust, British Council, Pakistan

May 2005—June 2006: Reading Women's Magazines (PKR 84000)  Research Committee, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

October 2002—July 2003: Language and Gender Identity: Young Women's

Literacies at a Pakistani University ($ 25000) Fulbright Commission, CIES, US

 

 Membership & Advisory Services 

·      2007—to date: Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Alam-e-Niswan, Pakistan  

       Journal of Women Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan

·      2011—2013Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Law and Social

       Research, Gillani Law College, BZU, Multan, Pakistan

·      2010: Reviewer for Journal of Development Studies, Routledge: London

·      2010: Reviewer for Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International

        Education, Taylor & Francis: London

·      2008: Member, National Curriculum Revision Committee, BS (4yr), MS (2yr)

       English, Higher Education Commission

·      2004: Reviewer for International Journal of Educational Development. Sage

·      2000—2004: Editor, Journal of Research, Faculty of Languages, BZU, Multan

·      1991—1994: Associate Editor, Pakistan Journal of Language, BZU, Multan

 

 Conferences/Seminars/Workshops 

Plenaries &Keynotes

2017: Featured speaker at the conference: Visual South Asia : Anthroplogical Explorations of Media and Culture, May 10-11, University of Dhaka ( in collaboration with South Asian University, New Delhi).


2016: Invited speaker at the Conference: Multiple Modernities, Multiple Gender Cultures: Multifaceted gender orders in the horizon of global and transnational processes of change  15-17 September, University of Augsburg (and University of Bielefeld) Germany.


 2016: Invited speaker on the plenary panel : Higher Education in Fragile Situations, at Norhed International Conference on Knowledge for Development,  6-7 June,  Oslo and Akershus University, College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway.

2015: Keynote speaker: the 8th Erasmus lecture jointly organized by Higher Education Authority and Universities Ireland, Christ Church , Dublin, Ireland.

Theme: Topical issues concerning Eastern and Western worldviews and cultures

http://www.eurireland.ie/news/erasmus-lecture-2015-focuses-on-westernislamic-world-views.2919.html

 

2012:28th SPELT International Conference at OPF Girls College, F-8 Islamabad

Plenary: Learning Transcultural Literacies: Transgressive Theories and Transcultural Flows in ELT Curriculum and Classrooms in Pakistan.

 

2008: 24th SPELT International Conference at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

Plenary: Language and Gender: Implications for ELT in Pakistan

 

2006: Multidisciplinary International Conference on Qualitative Research in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges, University of Karachi

Plenary: Qualitative Methods in Researching Women's Literacy: A Case Study

 

2002: NCTE International Conference: Celebrating the Languages & Literacies in our Lives Atlanta, USA

Keynote Speaker for the session: Critical Literacy for Critical Times

Paper: Women’s Critical Literacies in a Pakistani Classroom                    

 

Paper Presentations 

2016: Shiela Ki Jawani: Celebrating Female Success in Hindi Cinema through Item Songs, presented at international conference on Gender in Global Perspectives, 14-16 November 2016, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

2016: Development Narratives, Media and Women in Pakistan: Sites of Continuity and Change, presented at CIEG International Congress: Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, Challenges and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 25-27 May, Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies, ULisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.


2015: Can the Subaltern Speak? Transnational Feminism and Muslim Women's Lives in Pakistan, at European Sociological Association International Conference at Prague Technical University (26-28 August 2015)

2015:  Opening Up New Spaces: Arrival Motif in Sidhwa’s An American Brat, at NEMLA: North East Modern Language Association Annual Convention, April 30-May3, Toronto, Canada.

2015:  Learning to be Glocal : Transgressive Theories and Transcultural Flows in ELT Classroom and Curriculum in Pakistan.  Paper presented at the 22nd International IFSSO General Conference, at Seijo University in Tokyo,May29-June1, 2015.

2014: Exploring Transnational Feminism and Postcolonial Identities through Teaching English Literature in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Work and Organization, University of Keele, UK (24-26 June 2014)

2014:  You can't get a House on Campus, you are not Married: Gendered Codes Institutional and Customary Laws in Pakistan. Paper presented at the  International Conference on Gender and the Law: Limits, Contestations and Beyond, Izmir, Turkey 4-6 June, 2014 

.     2013: Gender & Education Biennial Conference 2013, London South Bank 

      University, 22-26 March

      Paper: Willingly Trapped in Chains: Young, Urban Middle Class Pakistani Women

      in Higher Education

·     2012: International Conference on Religion, Science & Technology:  Contexts of

      Change, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondhiem, Norway , 1

      2 March. 

      Paper: Negotiating Multiple Identities: Pakistani Women Speak on Media  

      Representations as Sites of Continuity and Change 

  .     2012: 4th International Conference: Shifting Borders: America and the Middle

       East, CASAR, American University Beirut, 11-14 January

       Paper: Co-constructing America and Pakistan: Hybridity in Pakistani English

       Fiction

 ·     2011: Golden Jubilee International Conference: Literature Literacy and

       Language, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa,

       7-9 September

       Paper: Learning Transcultural Literacies: Transgressive Theories and

       Transcultural Flows in ELT Classrooms in Pakistan

 ·     2010: 13th Conference on American Fault lines and Footprints in the World Area

       Study Centre, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 16-17 October

       Paper: Struggles of Identity in Pakistani Fiction

·      2009: Conference on "Education and International Development” Lehigh

       University, USA

       Paper: Gender and Educational Discourses in Pakistan

 .      2008: Conference on Fifth Fulbright Alumni Conference Islamabad 

       Paper: Religion and State Education: An Analytical Study of Punjab Primary

       School EL Textbooks.       

.      2007: International Conference Gender Unbound Keele University, UK,            Paper: Nothing Really Happened: Narratives of Sexual Harassment in Pakistan

 ·      2007: 29th ISSR Conference: Secularity and Religious Vitality” Leipzig 

       University, Germany

       Paper: Gender and the Islamic Seminaries: A Case Study of Religious

       Education in Pakistan

 ·      2007: Conference on Fourth Fulbright Alumni Conference, Islamabad

       Paper: Communication Across Cultures: Learning to be Literate in a Foreign

       Culture

 ·      2005: International Conference on Role of Women in Nation Building, Baha-ud- 

·      2005: International Conference on Role of Women in Nation Building, BZU,

       Multan, Organizer and Secretary.

       Paper: Women, English and Identity in Southern Punjab 

 ·      2003: National Conference on State of the Social Sciences: Current Trends &

       Emerging Scenario Islamabad

 ·      1998: British Association of Applied Linguistic International Conference on

        Languages and Literacies, Manchester, UK

 ·      1997: Conference: Women Policy and Politics, University of London

        Paper: Literacy Gender and Power in Pakistan 

 ·      1992: Seminar on Role of Women in Higher Education, UGC, Islamabad

 ·      1989: First International Conference: English in South Asia, NAHE, UGC,

        Islamabad     

 

Seminar/Workshops

February 2017: Invited speaker on the module:  Life Writings by Muslim women in Exile, Department of Anglophone Studies, UDE, Germany.

Topic:  Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography I am Malala

February 2017: Spoke to the master's class , Department of Anglophone Studies, UDE, Germany, on Postcolonial Feminism:Mohanty's article Under Western Eyes and Suleri's Woman Skin Deep.

 2016: Transnational Feminism and Muslim Women’s Lives in Pakistan, April 21, academic lunch seminar series at Center for Gender Research, UiO, Oslo, Norway.

2016: Situating Islamic Feminism: Lived Religion, Negotiation of Identity and Assertion of Third Space by Muslim Women in Pakistan, Research seminar , April 12, Center for Gender, UiO, Norway.

2015: Silent Birds: Metaphors of Identity in Pakistani Women's Talk, Centre for Multilingualism in Society at UiO, Oslo

 2014:Can the Subaltern Speak? : Transnational Feminisms and Pakistani Women, Research Colloquium, Kate Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Co-operation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

2014: Invited Guest Lecture:  Trans Theories and Transcultural Literacies in English Language Teaching, University of Nottingham, NIngbo, China

 2014: Workshop/seminar: English in Pakistan , MA World Englishes , University of Nottingham, NIngbo, China

 2013: Workshop/seminar : Reflexivity and Identity in Qualitative Research: A Case         Study from Pakistan, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures  & Societies,           Freie Universitat , Berlin, Germany     

.2013: Invited Guest Lecture: Language and Gender Identity, Forman Christian University, Lahore, Pakistan

2013: Invited Guest Lecture: Transcultural Communication in English, NUML (National University of Modern Languages ) Multan Campus, Pakistan 

 2010: Seminar: Representations of Pakistani Identity in Pakistan English

         Language Textbooks, University of East Anglia, UK 

 

·      2009: Visual Culture in Political Islam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

·      2004—2007: Series of Workshops: Gender Equality Islam & Development in

        Pakistan at Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur,

       Gujranwala, Peshawar

·      2003: Seminar on Measuring Literacy, Upping ham Seminars, UK

 

·      2001: Seminar on Discourse of Social Exclusion, Uppinham, UK

 

·      2001: Workshop on Gender & Governance, Fatima Jinnah Women University,

          Rawalpindi

 ·    2001: Workshop on Gender & Governance, FJWU, Rawalpindi

 

·    1991: Reading at the Primary Level, Regional English Language Centre,

        Singapore

 

 Research Evaluation 

·  2009: External examiner for evaluation and viva examination for PhD thesis,

   Department of English, Peshawar University

 

·  2007: External Examiner for evaluation, public defence and viva examination

   of PhD, Institute of Education, Agha Khan University, Karachi

 

 Titles of PhD Theses Supervised: 

1. 2011: Ideology and Worldview in Textbooks: A Study of Cultural Aspects in ELT

    in Pakistan (Tahir Yaqoob)

2. 2012: Representations of Islam: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani and Western Newspapers (Akbar Sajid)

 

 


 

 Titles of MPhil Theses Supervised: 

1. 2011: Representations of Southern Punjab Identities in Daniyal Mueenuddin’s In Other Rooms Other Wonders

2. 2011:  A Postmodern Study of Metanarratives in Lessing’s The Golden Notebook

3. 2011:Constructing Regional and National Identities: A Comparative Study of Seraiki

channel Waseb and Urdu channel Geo.

4. 2011:  A Critical Discourse Analysis of Proverbs and Folktales in Things Fall Apart

5. 2011: Recuperation & Identification in Women of Color: A Study of Morrison’s Beloved and Sidhwa’s Water

6. 2011: The Construction of Masculinities in Things Fall Apart

7.2011:  Representations of African Culture in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

8. 2011:  Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Angelou's I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

9. 2008: A Study of Sexist Language in English Newspapers of Pakistan

 

10. 2008: Identity Crisis in The Reluctant Fundamentalist

11. 2008: Recording Grief and Reconstructing the History of Pakistan through

    the Vignettes of Meatless Days

12. 2008: Neo-colonialism in Mohsin Hamid's Fiction

13. 2008: The Language of News Reporting CDA of the Political Discourse

    of Pakistani Newspaper English

14. 2007: An Ethnographic Study of Literacy Practices at a Bank in Multan, Pakistan

15. 2007: Femininities across Cultures: A Feminist CDA of Sidhwa's An

   American Brat               

16. 2007: An Analytical Study of Language and Gender in Primary School Textbooks

17. 2007: Semiotics, Ideology and Femininity in Popular Pakistani

    women's Magazines

18. 2007: Hidden Literacies: A Study of Women's Leisure Reading Practices

19. 2007: A Study of Electronic Communication and Language Change in Pakistan

20. 2007: Deconstructing the Colonial Discourses in Marlowe's Dr.Faustus

21. 2007: Evaluation of Newly Introduced Intermediate English

22. 2007: Discourse Politics and Religion: A Study of Pakistani Newspapers

23. 2007: Language and Ethnic Identity: A Sociolinguistics Study of Community

     Attitude

24. 2006: A Sociolinguistic Study of SMS at a Pakistani University

25. 2006: Gender and Time-Out-Talk: Femininities and Masculinities

26. 2005:Urdu and English Newspapers of Pakistan: Ideology in Discourses

27. 2005: A Sociolinguistic Study of Non-Verbal Communication Through Personal

     Appearance

28. 2005: Poststructuralist Feminist Discourse in Sara Suleri's Meatless Days

29. 2005: The Language of Cinematic Representations: A Feminist Discourse Study

      of the Indian movie Astitva (identity)

30. 2005: A Deconstructionist Study of Bano Qudsia's Raja Gidh

31. 2004: Language Attitudes: A Sociolinguistic Survey of English Language in

      Multan

32. 2004: Literacy and the Self: A study of Female self-image encoded in Language

33. 2004: Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani Politician's Speeches

34. 2002: Vocabulary Learning  of ESL Learners

 35. 2002: The Voicing of Gender in Teacher-Talk: An Ethnographic Study

36. 2002: A Study into the Discourse of Advertising

37. 2002: Literacies of Advanced ESL learners at a Pakistani  University

 

 

 Modules Designed and Taught: 

- Modern Critical Theory ( MPhil , Designed and taught 2012), Dept. of English, BZU

 

- Women’s Writings (PhD, designed and taught 2010), Dept. of English, BZU

 

- Postmodern Literature (MPhil, designed and taught 2010) Dept of English, BZU

 

- Language, Gender and Society (PhD, designed and taught 2008), Dept of English,

   BZU

 

- Literacy Studies (PhD, designed and taught 2008) Dept of English, BZU

 

- Contemporary Political Issues of South Asia and the Middle East (BA, Designed

   and taught 2009 Fall Semester, International Relations Dept.), Lehigh University,

   US

 

- Feminist Linguistics (MA, designed and taught 2007—2008), Dept. of English, BZU

 

- Literature of Pakistan (BA designed and taught 2007 Fall Semester), Central 

   College, Pella, US)

 

- Gender Perspectives in Language and Literature (module developed and

   conducted for CIDA-RAHM project at various Pakistani universities including

   universities of Peshawar, Fatima Jinnah University, Sargodha, Bahawalpur,

   Multan

 

- Courses on Literature and Linguistics (MA 1984—to date), Dept. of English, BZU

 

 Invited Lectures as Fulbright Visiting Faculty at US institutions: 

October 17, 2007: An Introduction to Pakistan: Culture, History and Politics

Lunch and Learn series, Pella Window Corporation

 

October 12, 2007: Pakistan: Past, Present and Future 

Pella Community High School, Pella, Iowa, US

 

October 10, 2007: Reading from Favourite Pakistani Literature: Writers Reading Series

Geisler Library, Central College, Pella , Iowa, US

 

October 10, 2007: Pakistan: Sight, Sounds and More

Lunchtime presentation to Pella Kiwanis Club

 

October 8, 2007: Pakistani Women in Higher Education

AAUW (American Association of University Women) at Pella, Iowa, US

 

October 3, 2007: Electoral Politics in Pakistan

League of Women Voters at Pella Country Club, Iowa, US

 

Ocotober 2, 2007: Pakistani Education System

Central College, Pella, Iowa, US

 

September 27, 2007: Language Identity & Difference:  Discourses of Gender Othering 

Convocation lecture at Central College, Pella, Iowa, US

 

April 2003: Languages and Literacies in Pakistan

Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina, US

 

April 2003: Language  Education in Pakistan

Greenville College, Greenville, South Carolina, US

 

November 2002: Women’s Literacy and Education in Contemporary Pakistan: Continuity and Change

Department of Sociology, University of  Texas, US

 

 

 Titles of MPhil Theses Supervised: 

1. 2008: A Study of Sexist Language in English Newspapers of Pakistan

2. 2008: Identity Crisis in The Reluctant Fundamentalist

3. 2008: Recording Grief and Reconstructing the History of Pakistan through the Vignettes of Meatless Days

4. 2008: Neo-colonialism in Mohsin Hamid's Fiction

5. 2008: The Language of News Reporting CDA of the Political Discourse of Pakistani Newspaper English

6. 2007: An Ethnographic Study of Literacy Practices at a Bank in Multan, Pakistan

7. 2007: Femininities across Cultures: A Feminist CDA of Sidhwa's: An American Brat               

8. 2007: An Analytical Study of Language and Gender in Primary School Textbooks

9. 2007: Semiotics, Ideology and Femininity in Popular Pakistani women's Magazines

10. 2007: Hidden Literacies: A Study of Women's Leisure Reading Practices

11. 2007: A Study of Electronic Communication and Languages Change in Pakistan

12. 2007: Deconstruction of Colonial Discourse in Marlowe's Dr.Faustus

13. 2007: Evaluation of Newly Introduced Intermediate English

14. 2007: Discourse Politics and Religion: A Study of Pakistani Newspapers

15. 2007: Language and Ethnic Identity: A Sociolinguistics Study of Community Attitude

16. 2006: A Sociolinguistic Study of SMS at a Pakistani University

17. 2006: Gender and Time-Out-Talk: Femininities and Masculinities

18. 2005:Urdu and English Newspapers of Pakistan: Ideology in Discourses

19.  2005: A Sociolinguistic Study of Non-Verbal Communication Through Personal Appearance

20. 2005: Poststructuralist Feminist Discourse in Sara Suleri's Meatless Days

21. 2005: The Language of Cinematic Representations: A Feminist Discourse Study of the Indian movie Astitva (identity)

22. 2005: A Deconstructionist Study of Bano Qudsia's Raja Gidh

23. 2004: Language Attitudes: A Sociolinguistic Survey of English Language in Multan

24. 2004: Literacy and the Self: A study of Female self-image encoded in Language

25. 2004: Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani Politician's Speeches

26. 2002: Vocabulary Learning Strategies of ESL Learners

27. 2002: The Voicing of Gender in Teacher-Talk: An Ethnographic Study

28. 2002: A Study into the Discourse of Advertising

29. 2002: Literacies of Advanced ESL learners at a Pakistani University

 

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