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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan
Pro Rector Academics

Post-doc. University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), USA. 2016.

Title of Thesis: Pakistan and the Postcolonial Bazaar: History, Nation, Identity

Ph.D. in English Studies from National University of Modern Languages,  Islamabad. (2008)

Title of Doctoral Thesis: Transcending the Raj?: An Analysis of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim in the Saidian Orientalist Perspective

M.A. English, Dept. of English Language and Literature Punjab University, Lahore (1990-92)

Teaching Experience:

  1. Professor and Dean Faculty of English Studies (March 2016 - to date)
  2. Professor and Dean Faculty of Languages, NUML, Islamabad. (2017 - December 2019)
  3. Assistant Professor  (June 2009- March 2016) - Deptartment of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  4. Lecturer in English  (2007- 2009) - International Islamic University, Islamabad. 
  5. Lecturer in English  (On Deputation) 1999-2002 - International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  6. Lecturer in English  (2002- 2007) - Gordon College Rawalpindi
  7. Lecturer in English  (1995 - 1999) - At various colleges of Punjab (including Government College Mianwali, Pattoki, Gujrat)

Administrative Experience:

  1. Pro Rector Academics (December 2020 - to date)
  2. Dean Faculty of English Studies (March 2016 -  December 2020)
  3. Dean Faculty of Languages (2017 - December 2019)
  4. Adviser to the President International Islamic University Islamabad, on administrative, cultural affairs and strategic planning. (2014-2015)
  5. Director IIU Schools (2015-16) 
  6. Students’ Advisor/Director Students’ Affairs at International Islamic University Islamabad. January 2011 to February 2014.

Curriculum Development:

  1. Convener/Chair National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. (2017-2019)
  2. Member Travel Grants and Conferences Committee, HEC. (2011-2014)
  3. Member Boards of Studies, Faculty of Languages & Literature IIUI, University of Gujrat, Area Study Center QAU Islamabad. GC University Faisalabad. University of Mansehra, KPK
  4. Member Curriculum Designing Committee (CBS), IIUI. (2000-2003).

Madrasah English Teachers’ Training Programs:

  1. Member Madrassah Reforms committee, constituted by the Rector International Islamic University Islamabad to negotiate and engage with the administrators of madrasahs/religious seminaries in Pakistan in 2002 and select trainers to train English language teachers of madrasahs in Pakistan.
  2. Arranged two-weeks long Madrasah Teachers’ Training Workshop at IIUI in August 2013 in collaboration with RELO, US Embassy, Islamabad
  3. Arranged second training workshop for madrassah teachers in collaboration with PAS, US Embassy Islamabad.
  4. Trainer and cultural content adviser for the third Madrassah teachers’ training in Islamabad arranged by Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) Pakistan from  Dec. 9-20, 2019.

Editorship:

  1. Chief Editor Journal of Critical Inquiry. NUML (2016-todate)
  2. Chief Editor Polyglot. NUML (2019- todate)
  3. Chief Editor Darayaft: Journal of Urdu Studies. NUML (2018-todate)
  4. Editor Newsletter, IIUI (2001-2002) 
  5. Editor Me’yar: Journal of Urdu Studies (English section). (2010-2015)

International Trainings:

  1. Leadership and Management Certificate. TESLO International Conference, Dallas, USA. 2011.
  2. Workshop on Research and Publication. University of Newport, Wales, UK. 2007.

Research Supervision Completed:

Supervised 23 PhDs and 74 M.Phil. scholars by January 2020.

  1. HEC recognized research supervisor
  2. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Advanced Integrated Studies, NUML, Islamabad
  3. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Air University, Islamabad
  4. Research Supervisor, Area Studies Center, Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad.
  5. Research Supervisor, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus.
  6. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Languages & Literature AIOU.

Conference Papers and Presentations:

  1. Anger, Apathy and Empathy in the Stories of 1971. SASA VIII APRIL 11-13, 2014 WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY, USA.
  2. ‘Islamophobia versus Islamotopia’ presented at International Conference on ‘Islam, Pakistan and South Asia’ held at International Islamic University Islamabad, 6-7 March, 2012.
  3. “Apocalypse Now?”: Post-September 11 Power Politics and Global Futures, presented at Cardiff University, UK, from 2-3 July, 2009.
  4. ‘Cracking/Rewriting the Western Canon: A  Study of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey  and Wole Soyinka’s The Bacchae of Euripedes.’ Presented at 3rd Annual Comparative Literature Conference, at University of Alberta, Canada, from 13-14 March 2010.
  5. “Romance and Revolution”: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention. Presented at Faiz Conference, Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, 2009.
  6. “Curriculum and Ideology in Material Design”, presented at SPELT International conference, Agha Khan University, Karachi. September 2005.
  7. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Kipling and postcolonial ‘english’. 1st Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics. May 15-16, 2013. University of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  8. War on Terra: Interspeciesism, Risk and Literary Imagination. 19 & 20 June, 2014, NUML, Islamabad.  
  9. International History Conference on Historiography on South Asia October 28, 29 and 30, 2011.
  10. “Teaching English at IIUI – The Problem of Islamic, Secular or Neutral English” presented at 18th International SPELT conference held in October 2002 at AIOU, Islamabad
  11. “Designing Tasks for Communicative Classes” – at 19th International SPELT conference held in October 2003 at OPF, Islamabad.
  12.  “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Miller’s The Crucible in the context of September/11 Power Politics”, presented at 10th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, in November 2007.
  13. ‘Ties that Bind: The Exilic Perspectives on Home and Family in the Fiction of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid’. 11th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, November 2008.
  14. “War of Words”: American Media since September 11. Presented at 12th American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, QA University Islamabad, Oct 2009.
  15. “American Media and Popular Narratives since September 11.” Delivered at Area Study Center, QAU, Islamabad.
  16. The 2nd International Conference on Ecolinguistics & The 19th Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis.(Beijing, China, August 26-27, 2017)

Keynote Speaker/Invited Speaker at the following conferences:

  1. War on Terra: Ecocatastrophe and Literary Discourses in Pakistan. National conference on Contemporary Trends in English Language & Literature. Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad. 13-14 Oct 2017.
  2. Humanizing Humanities in Pakistan: Addressing the Disconnect between “National Action Plan” and Curricula Reforms
  3. Role of the Universities in Changing Public Narrative and Policy Making; A Comparative Analysis of HEC Funding Priorities for Natural and Social Sciences
  4. Politics of Fi(r)sting: From General Musharaf’s ‘Pakistan First’ to President Trump’s ‘America First’. The Second IIUI-UNCW International Conference: “Local Cities, Foreign Capitals: Finding the Local Anchor in the Global Cultures”. October 9th-11th, 2017 Islamabad, Pakistan.
  5. Events and Literature: Social Relevance and Political Significance of Literature. Riphah University Faisalabad. 2018.
  6. Not Knowing that You Don’t Know: Language and Literature in the Age of Anger and Post-Truth. University of Management and Technology, Lahore. ICDELL 6-7 April 2019.
  7. Revolution in Motion: Plotting Theatre of Protest and Social Change in Pakistan. ICELLT 2018. Interaction in English: Cross-cultural Awareness and Communication. 13-15 December 2018, University of Education.
  8. Morality and Materiality of the Text: The Political Economy of Literature, Peace and Prosperity. IIUI, 2019.
  9. Voices from the Periphery: Literature & Language arranged by the Department of English at Forman Christian College University (FCCU) Lahore on October 17th-18th 2019.

Seminars Delivered:

  1. A number of seminars delivered at Air University Islamabad; Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad; Gujrat University, Gujrat; GC University Faisalabad, Gomal University KPK, Shah Abdul Latif University Sindh, etc.
  2. Artivism: Uses of Arts and Literature for Activism and Social Change. Iqra University Islamabad. July 2016.
  3. From molecule to metaphor: Learning Language through Neural Theory
  4. How to Run a Modern University Campus: International Trends and National Variations
  5.  Monitoring and Reporting Conflicts: Role of Students and Teachers. Shah Abdul Latif University, Sindh. November 19, 2019.
  6. Islamabad Literature festival 26-28 September, 2019. Organized by Oxford University Press. Panel discussant on “Challenging the Colonial Narrative in South Asian Historical Fiction”
  7. Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Islamabad seminar with Dr Tamara Sonn (Georgetown University Washington D.C.) on “Islam, Politics, and Contemporary Societies”. I was discussant.
  8. Seminar on “Social Relevance of Literature and Language Studies”. 21st October 2019. NUML.

Conferences Organized:

  1. IIUI Vision Conference: 15-16 March, 2013.
  2. The Literary Present and the Postcolonial Condition. Wednesday 14 November - Friday16 November, 2012. IIUI. 
  3. International Multilingual Conference (IMLC) April 2019, NUML. 

Faculty Development Programs/Workshops:

Workshop – 1:

Title: Research Methodology at NUML in collaboration with HEC 12-18 January, 2017

Topics:

  1. How to theorize?
  2. Research Paradigm and Approaches
  3. Contemporary Trends in Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Workshop – 2:

Title: Andragogical & Pedagogical Skills in collaboration with HEC 26-28 December, 2017

Topic:

  1. Developing Critical Thinking & Meta-Thinking among Learners and its Significance

Workshop –3:

Title: Teaching Techniques for 21st Century organized by Faculty of Languages, National University of Modern Languages, from  27 to 29 August 2019. Delivered two interactive lectures on:

  1. Learning How to teach\
  2. Humanizing Science and Technology Learners

Newspaper Articles:

A number of articles on various national and global issues, published in national dailies and magazines.

Resource Person:

Delivered training workshops for Faculty Development Programmes at Higher Education Commissions Pakistan and various other universities for the last many years, with focus on teaching methodologies and pedagogical practices.

Script Writing:

Scripts of documentary films on numerous topics written for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, CNN reports, PTDC/TDCP, ISPR, and Pakistan Television. (Titles of some docu-films:  Vibrant Pakistan; Wana Olives (about war on Terror in Waziristan agency); In the Wake of Earthquake; Operation Lifeline; Sacrifices; Women of Pakistan; ERRA; PISDAC; Hope at Shamdara; Margalla Towers: A Year After; Colours of Punjab, and many more.)

UNDP:

Worked with UNDP for two years during 2007-08 as resource person/trainer in technical report writing for their project Pakistan Wetlands Programmes. I wrote a Manual on report writing for this project.

 

Research papers/articles published in HEC Recognized Journals, National and International

Total: 35

Titles:

X-CATEGORY

  1. Global Terror and the Rise of Xenophobia/ Islamophobia: An analysis of American Cultural Production since September 11. Published in Islamic Studies 49:4 (2010) pp. 521–537 (indexing)
  2. Gender-Oriented Code-Switching: A Case-Study of English Language Teachers at Pakistani Universities. In International Journal of Academic Research. Vol. 3. No. 4. July, 2011, II Part, pp.410-415. (indexing)

Y-CATEGORY

  1. Eastern Symbolism and the Recovery of Selfhood in Taufiq Rafat’s Arrival of the Monsoon. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. Vol. 14, no.2, 2011. pp.19-32 (IF, Index)
  2. ‘Transcending the Self:? Appropriation of Eastern Mystical Thought in Kipling’s Work with the Focus on Kim’. Published in The Kipling Journal, London. March 2009.
  3.  “Queer but Language: A Sociolinguistic Study of Farsi” in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol.1 No. 10; August 2011.
  4. “Romance and Revolution: Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention” in Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. XIX, no.01, Spring 2011. (pages)
  5. Postcolonial Pakistani Literature in English: Reflections on Identity. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol.xix, no.2, Autumn 2011 pp.1-16. [co-author Munawar Iqbal Ahmad]
  6. Impact of Radical Islamisation of Education on Pakistani Society. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 4, No. 2 (2012) 45. pp.45-55 (international)
  7. Strategies of Language Appropriation in Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns [second author Muhammad Ali] in Language in India. Volume 12 : 7 July 2012
  8. Outlining Saraiki Phonetics: A Comparative Study of Saraiki and English Sound System. Language in India. Volume 12 : 7 July 2012
  9. A Motivational Analysis of the Mimetic Characters of ‘Ma’ and ‘Cheel’ in Tehmina Durrani’s Novel Blasphemy. European Scientific Journal October edition vol. 8, No.24 ISSN: 1857 – 7881. pp.136-43. (co-author Abdul Baseer).
  10. Conflict of Modernity and Tradition in Twentieth Century Persian Poetry. [with Jawad Hamedani] Volume 12 : 8 August 2012.
  11. Platonic Dialogue in Cyber Age: Implications for Higher Education. In Language in India. Volume 12 : 8 August 2012. [as co-author with Dr. Wasima Shahzad]
  12. Unwilled Choices: Exilic Perspectives on Home and Location in the Works of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Department of English, university of Peshawar. (date)
  13. Muhammad Safeer Awan. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Locating Kipling’s “english” In the Postcolonial Literatures of the  Subcontinent. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.14(II). Dec. 2016.
  14. Traces of Clash of Civilizations Thesis in Selected Pakistani and American Post-9/11 Short Stories. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI. (co-author Muneeba Rehman). (vol, no.)
  15. Dialectical Criticism in the Poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Pablo Neruda: A Comparative Study. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI. (co-author Mazher Hayat).(vol, no.)
  16. Representation of the West: A Postcolonial Analysis of a South Asian Traveler’s Account in Image of the West- A Travelogue. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.16 (II). Dec.2018. (as co-author with Yasir Arafat)
  17. Islamic Postfeminist and Muslim Chick-Lit: Coexistence of Conflicting Discourses. Alam-e-Naswan: Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies.  Vol.24. no. 2, 2017. (as co-author with Muhammad Abdullah).
  18. Cultural Hybridity and Post- 9/11 Transformation: A Pakistani- American Experience. The Dialogue. Vol.XII. no. 3. July-Sep.2017.   (as co-author with Tariq Khan)  (area)
  19. Disruptive Colonial Discourse and Spatial Disorientations: Misrepresentation of the American and Indians Territories. The Dialogue. Qurtaba University Peshawar. Vol.XIII, no. 4. Oct-Dec.2018. (as co-author with Saleem Khan).
  20. A Literary Insight into Palestinian-Israeli Conundrum through the Works of MahmoudnDarwish and Kornberg-Weiss. Pakistan Journal of Language and Translation Studies (PJLTS). Issue 6, 2018. (as co-author with Muhammad Ajmal Khan). (PAGES)
  21. Reading a Story-Retold. An Intertextual Reading of the Narrative Experimentation in5 Siddhartha. Tabeer: A Literary Journal of AIOU. Spring 2015. (co-author Muhammad Ajmal Khan). 
  22. Oral Cultures and sexism: A Comparative Analysis of African and Punjabi Folklore. Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Nawan. Vol.26. no. 2, 2019. (as second writer, co-authors are Lubna Akhlaq Khan & Aadila Hussain).

Z-CATEGORY

  1. “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the Post-September/11 Power Politics”, published in Pakistan Journal of American Studies (2007), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  2. Culturally Distant Discoursal and Linguistic Patterns Experienced and Learned through Museums. In International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH) Vol: 38, 2010. [co-author Dr. Wasima Shehzad] (date, IF)
  1. Khas-o-Khashak Zamany: A postmodernist Critical Analysis. Me ‘yar, no.8, July-Dec.2012 pp.397-408.
  1. Requiem of a (Socialist) Dream: Locating Tarar’s Aiy Ghazal-i-Shab in Global Capitalism   Bunyad: A Journal of Urdu Studies, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore (date)
  1. Literary Globalization and the Politics and Poetics of Translations. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. University of Gujrat
  1. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Locating Kipling’s “English” In the Postcolonial Literatures of the Subcontinent. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.14(II), Dec.2016.

Review Articles/ Book Review

  1. Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin. Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11. Published in Islamic Studies 50:3-4 (2011) pp. 469–474.
  1.  Khas-o-Khashak Zamany (Urdu) by Mustansar Hussain Tarar. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. vol. xix, no.2, Autumn 2011 pp.143-154.
  2. Algerians Without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society. Islamic Studies, IRI, International Islamic University Islamabad.
  3. George Joffe. Islamist Radicalization in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism. Islamic Studies. 2015 (Book Review).

Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed and abstracted in an International Journal)

  1. Trauma Theory and Post-9/11 Literature: The Case of Pakistani and American Fiction Writers. Conference proceedings of the First International Conference On Mental Health, March 2012 at IIUI. Summary published in Journal of Parkinsonism & Restless Legs Syndrome. 2012: 245–47. 

Language and Literature 

 

Education

Post-doc. University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), USA. 2016.

Title of Thesis: Pakistan and the Postcolonial Bazaar: History, Nation, Identity

Ph.D. in English Studies from National University of Modern Languages,  Islamabad. (2008)

Title of Doctoral Thesis: Transcending the Raj?: An Analysis of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim in the Saidian Orientalist Perspective

M.A. English, Dept. of English Language and Literature Punjab University, Lahore (1990-92)

Experience

Teaching Experience:

  1. Professor and Dean Faculty of English Studies (March 2016 - to date)
  2. Professor and Dean Faculty of Languages, NUML, Islamabad. (2017 - December 2019)
  3. Assistant Professor  (June 2009- March 2016) - Deptartment of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  4. Lecturer in English  (2007- 2009) - International Islamic University, Islamabad. 
  5. Lecturer in English  (On Deputation) 1999-2002 - International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  6. Lecturer in English  (2002- 2007) - Gordon College Rawalpindi
  7. Lecturer in English  (1995 - 1999) - At various colleges of Punjab (including Government College Mianwali, Pattoki, Gujrat)

Administrative Experience:

  1. Pro Rector Academics (December 2020 - to date)
  2. Dean Faculty of English Studies (March 2016 -  December 2020)
  3. Dean Faculty of Languages (2017 - December 2019)
  4. Adviser to the President International Islamic University Islamabad, on administrative, cultural affairs and strategic planning. (2014-2015)
  5. Director IIU Schools (2015-16) 
  6. Students’ Advisor/Director Students’ Affairs at International Islamic University Islamabad. January 2011 to February 2014.

Curriculum Development:

  1. Convener/Chair National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. (2017-2019)
  2. Member Travel Grants and Conferences Committee, HEC. (2011-2014)
  3. Member Boards of Studies, Faculty of Languages & Literature IIUI, University of Gujrat, Area Study Center QAU Islamabad. GC University Faisalabad. University of Mansehra, KPK
  4. Member Curriculum Designing Committee (CBS), IIUI. (2000-2003).

Madrasah English Teachers’ Training Programs:

  1. Member Madrassah Reforms committee, constituted by the Rector International Islamic University Islamabad to negotiate and engage with the administrators of madrasahs/religious seminaries in Pakistan in 2002 and select trainers to train English language teachers of madrasahs in Pakistan.
  2. Arranged two-weeks long Madrasah Teachers’ Training Workshop at IIUI in August 2013 in collaboration with RELO, US Embassy, Islamabad
  3. Arranged second training workshop for madrassah teachers in collaboration with PAS, US Embassy Islamabad.
  4. Trainer and cultural content adviser for the third Madrassah teachers’ training in Islamabad arranged by Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) Pakistan from  Dec. 9-20, 2019.

Editorship:

  1. Chief Editor Journal of Critical Inquiry. NUML (2016-todate)
  2. Chief Editor Polyglot. NUML (2019- todate)
  3. Chief Editor Darayaft: Journal of Urdu Studies. NUML (2018-todate)
  4. Editor Newsletter, IIUI (2001-2002) 
  5. Editor Me’yar: Journal of Urdu Studies (English section). (2010-2015)

International Trainings:

  1. Leadership and Management Certificate. TESLO International Conference, Dallas, USA. 2011.
  2. Workshop on Research and Publication. University of Newport, Wales, UK. 2007.

Research Supervision Completed:

Supervised 23 PhDs and 74 M.Phil. scholars by January 2020.

  1. HEC recognized research supervisor
  2. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Advanced Integrated Studies, NUML, Islamabad
  3. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Air University, Islamabad
  4. Research Supervisor, Area Studies Center, Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad.
  5. Research Supervisor, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus.
  6. Research Supervisor, Faculty of Languages & Literature AIOU.

Conference Papers and Presentations:

  1. Anger, Apathy and Empathy in the Stories of 1971. SASA VIII APRIL 11-13, 2014 WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY, USA.
  2. ‘Islamophobia versus Islamotopia’ presented at International Conference on ‘Islam, Pakistan and South Asia’ held at International Islamic University Islamabad, 6-7 March, 2012.
  3. “Apocalypse Now?”: Post-September 11 Power Politics and Global Futures, presented at Cardiff University, UK, from 2-3 July, 2009.
  4. ‘Cracking/Rewriting the Western Canon: A  Study of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey  and Wole Soyinka’s The Bacchae of Euripedes.’ Presented at 3rd Annual Comparative Literature Conference, at University of Alberta, Canada, from 13-14 March 2010.
  5. “Romance and Revolution”: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention. Presented at Faiz Conference, Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, 2009.
  6. “Curriculum and Ideology in Material Design”, presented at SPELT International conference, Agha Khan University, Karachi. September 2005.
  7. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Kipling and postcolonial ‘english’. 1st Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics. May 15-16, 2013. University of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  8. War on Terra: Interspeciesism, Risk and Literary Imagination. 19 & 20 June, 2014, NUML, Islamabad.  
  9. International History Conference on Historiography on South Asia October 28, 29 and 30, 2011.
  10. “Teaching English at IIUI – The Problem of Islamic, Secular or Neutral English” presented at 18th International SPELT conference held in October 2002 at AIOU, Islamabad
  11. “Designing Tasks for Communicative Classes” – at 19th International SPELT conference held in October 2003 at OPF, Islamabad.
  12.  “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Miller’s The Crucible in the context of September/11 Power Politics”, presented at 10th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, in November 2007.
  13. ‘Ties that Bind: The Exilic Perspectives on Home and Family in the Fiction of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid’. 11th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, November 2008.
  14. “War of Words”: American Media since September 11. Presented at 12th American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, QA University Islamabad, Oct 2009.
  15. “American Media and Popular Narratives since September 11.” Delivered at Area Study Center, QAU, Islamabad.
  16. The 2nd International Conference on Ecolinguistics & The 19th Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis.(Beijing, China, August 26-27, 2017)

Keynote Speaker/Invited Speaker at the following conferences:

  1. War on Terra: Ecocatastrophe and Literary Discourses in Pakistan. National conference on Contemporary Trends in English Language & Literature. Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad. 13-14 Oct 2017.
  2. Humanizing Humanities in Pakistan: Addressing the Disconnect between “National Action Plan” and Curricula Reforms
  3. Role of the Universities in Changing Public Narrative and Policy Making; A Comparative Analysis of HEC Funding Priorities for Natural and Social Sciences
  4. Politics of Fi(r)sting: From General Musharaf’s ‘Pakistan First’ to President Trump’s ‘America First’. The Second IIUI-UNCW International Conference: “Local Cities, Foreign Capitals: Finding the Local Anchor in the Global Cultures”. October 9th-11th, 2017 Islamabad, Pakistan.
  5. Events and Literature: Social Relevance and Political Significance of Literature. Riphah University Faisalabad. 2018.
  6. Not Knowing that You Don’t Know: Language and Literature in the Age of Anger and Post-Truth. University of Management and Technology, Lahore. ICDELL 6-7 April 2019.
  7. Revolution in Motion: Plotting Theatre of Protest and Social Change in Pakistan. ICELLT 2018. Interaction in English: Cross-cultural Awareness and Communication. 13-15 December 2018, University of Education.
  8. Morality and Materiality of the Text: The Political Economy of Literature, Peace and Prosperity. IIUI, 2019.
  9. Voices from the Periphery: Literature & Language arranged by the Department of English at Forman Christian College University (FCCU) Lahore on October 17th-18th 2019.

Seminars Delivered:

  1. A number of seminars delivered at Air University Islamabad; Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad; Gujrat University, Gujrat; GC University Faisalabad, Gomal University KPK, Shah Abdul Latif University Sindh, etc.
  2. Artivism: Uses of Arts and Literature for Activism and Social Change. Iqra University Islamabad. July 2016.
  3. From molecule to metaphor: Learning Language through Neural Theory
  4. How to Run a Modern University Campus: International Trends and National Variations
  5.  Monitoring and Reporting Conflicts: Role of Students and Teachers. Shah Abdul Latif University, Sindh. November 19, 2019.
  6. Islamabad Literature festival 26-28 September, 2019. Organized by Oxford University Press. Panel discussant on “Challenging the Colonial Narrative in South Asian Historical Fiction”
  7. Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Islamabad seminar with Dr Tamara Sonn (Georgetown University Washington D.C.) on “Islam, Politics, and Contemporary Societies”. I was discussant.
  8. Seminar on “Social Relevance of Literature and Language Studies”. 21st October 2019. NUML.

Conferences Organized:

  1. IIUI Vision Conference: 15-16 March, 2013.
  2. The Literary Present and the Postcolonial Condition. Wednesday 14 November - Friday16 November, 2012. IIUI. 
  3. International Multilingual Conference (IMLC) April 2019, NUML. 

Faculty Development Programs/Workshops:

Workshop – 1:

Title: Research Methodology at NUML in collaboration with HEC 12-18 January, 2017

Topics:

  1. How to theorize?
  2. Research Paradigm and Approaches
  3. Contemporary Trends in Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Workshop – 2:

Title: Andragogical & Pedagogical Skills in collaboration with HEC 26-28 December, 2017

Topic:

  1. Developing Critical Thinking & Meta-Thinking among Learners and its Significance

Workshop –3:

Title: Teaching Techniques for 21st Century organized by Faculty of Languages, National University of Modern Languages, from  27 to 29 August 2019. Delivered two interactive lectures on:

  1. Learning How to teach\
  2. Humanizing Science and Technology Learners

Newspaper Articles:

A number of articles on various national and global issues, published in national dailies and magazines.

Resource Person:

Delivered training workshops for Faculty Development Programmes at Higher Education Commissions Pakistan and various other universities for the last many years, with focus on teaching methodologies and pedagogical practices.

Script Writing:

Scripts of documentary films on numerous topics written for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, CNN reports, PTDC/TDCP, ISPR, and Pakistan Television. (Titles of some docu-films:  Vibrant Pakistan; Wana Olives (about war on Terror in Waziristan agency); In the Wake of Earthquake; Operation Lifeline; Sacrifices; Women of Pakistan; ERRA; PISDAC; Hope at Shamdara; Margalla Towers: A Year After; Colours of Punjab, and many more.)

UNDP:

Worked with UNDP for two years during 2007-08 as resource person/trainer in technical report writing for their project Pakistan Wetlands Programmes. I wrote a Manual on report writing for this project.

 

Publications

Research papers/articles published in HEC Recognized Journals, National and International

Total: 35

Titles:

X-CATEGORY

  1. Global Terror and the Rise of Xenophobia/ Islamophobia: An analysis of American Cultural Production since September 11. Published in Islamic Studies 49:4 (2010) pp. 521–537 (indexing)
  2. Gender-Oriented Code-Switching: A Case-Study of English Language Teachers at Pakistani Universities. In International Journal of Academic Research. Vol. 3. No. 4. July, 2011, II Part, pp.410-415. (indexing)

Y-CATEGORY

  1. Eastern Symbolism and the Recovery of Selfhood in Taufiq Rafat’s Arrival of the Monsoon. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. Vol. 14, no.2, 2011. pp.19-32 (IF, Index)
  2. ‘Transcending the Self:? Appropriation of Eastern Mystical Thought in Kipling’s Work with the Focus on Kim’. Published in The Kipling Journal, London. March 2009.
  3.  “Queer but Language: A Sociolinguistic Study of Farsi” in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol.1 No. 10; August 2011.
  4. “Romance and Revolution: Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention” in Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. XIX, no.01, Spring 2011. (pages)
  5. Postcolonial Pakistani Literature in English: Reflections on Identity. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol.xix, no.2, Autumn 2011 pp.1-16. [co-author Munawar Iqbal Ahmad]
  6. Impact of Radical Islamisation of Education on Pakistani Society. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 4, No. 2 (2012) 45. pp.45-55 (international)
  7. Strategies of Language Appropriation in Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns [second author Muhammad Ali] in Language in India. Volume 12 : 7 July 2012
  8. Outlining Saraiki Phonetics: A Comparative Study of Saraiki and English Sound System. Language in India. Volume 12 : 7 July 2012
  9. A Motivational Analysis of the Mimetic Characters of ‘Ma’ and ‘Cheel’ in Tehmina Durrani’s Novel Blasphemy. European Scientific Journal October edition vol. 8, No.24 ISSN: 1857 – 7881. pp.136-43. (co-author Abdul Baseer).
  10. Conflict of Modernity and Tradition in Twentieth Century Persian Poetry. [with Jawad Hamedani] Volume 12 : 8 August 2012.
  11. Platonic Dialogue in Cyber Age: Implications for Higher Education. In Language in India. Volume 12 : 8 August 2012. [as co-author with Dr. Wasima Shahzad]
  12. Unwilled Choices: Exilic Perspectives on Home and Location in the Works of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Department of English, university of Peshawar. (date)
  13. Muhammad Safeer Awan. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Locating Kipling’s “english” In the Postcolonial Literatures of the  Subcontinent. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.14(II). Dec. 2016.
  14. Traces of Clash of Civilizations Thesis in Selected Pakistani and American Post-9/11 Short Stories. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI. (co-author Muneeba Rehman). (vol, no.)
  15. Dialectical Criticism in the Poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Pablo Neruda: A Comparative Study. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI. (co-author Mazher Hayat).(vol, no.)
  16. Representation of the West: A Postcolonial Analysis of a South Asian Traveler’s Account in Image of the West- A Travelogue. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.16 (II). Dec.2018. (as co-author with Yasir Arafat)
  17. Islamic Postfeminist and Muslim Chick-Lit: Coexistence of Conflicting Discourses. Alam-e-Naswan: Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies.  Vol.24. no. 2, 2017. (as co-author with Muhammad Abdullah).
  18. Cultural Hybridity and Post- 9/11 Transformation: A Pakistani- American Experience. The Dialogue. Vol.XII. no. 3. July-Sep.2017.   (as co-author with Tariq Khan)  (area)
  19. Disruptive Colonial Discourse and Spatial Disorientations: Misrepresentation of the American and Indians Territories. The Dialogue. Qurtaba University Peshawar. Vol.XIII, no. 4. Oct-Dec.2018. (as co-author with Saleem Khan).
  20. A Literary Insight into Palestinian-Israeli Conundrum through the Works of MahmoudnDarwish and Kornberg-Weiss. Pakistan Journal of Language and Translation Studies (PJLTS). Issue 6, 2018. (as co-author with Muhammad Ajmal Khan). (PAGES)
  21. Reading a Story-Retold. An Intertextual Reading of the Narrative Experimentation in5 Siddhartha. Tabeer: A Literary Journal of AIOU. Spring 2015. (co-author Muhammad Ajmal Khan). 
  22. Oral Cultures and sexism: A Comparative Analysis of African and Punjabi Folklore. Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Nawan. Vol.26. no. 2, 2019. (as second writer, co-authors are Lubna Akhlaq Khan & Aadila Hussain).

Z-CATEGORY

  1. “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the Post-September/11 Power Politics”, published in Pakistan Journal of American Studies (2007), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  2. Culturally Distant Discoursal and Linguistic Patterns Experienced and Learned through Museums. In International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH) Vol: 38, 2010. [co-author Dr. Wasima Shehzad] (date, IF)
  1. Khas-o-Khashak Zamany: A postmodernist Critical Analysis. Me ‘yar, no.8, July-Dec.2012 pp.397-408.
  1. Requiem of a (Socialist) Dream: Locating Tarar’s Aiy Ghazal-i-Shab in Global Capitalism   Bunyad: A Journal of Urdu Studies, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore (date)
  1. Literary Globalization and the Politics and Poetics of Translations. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. University of Gujrat
  1. Teaching the Empire to Write Back: Locating Kipling’s “English” In the Postcolonial Literatures of the Subcontinent. Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol.14(II), Dec.2016.

Review Articles/ Book Review

  1. Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin. Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11. Published in Islamic Studies 50:3-4 (2011) pp. 469–474.
  1.  Khas-o-Khashak Zamany (Urdu) by Mustansar Hussain Tarar. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. vol. xix, no.2, Autumn 2011 pp.143-154.
  2. Algerians Without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society. Islamic Studies, IRI, International Islamic University Islamabad.
  3. George Joffe. Islamist Radicalization in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism. Islamic Studies. 2015 (Book Review).

Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed and abstracted in an International Journal)

  1. Trauma Theory and Post-9/11 Literature: The Case of Pakistani and American Fiction Writers. Conference proceedings of the First International Conference On Mental Health, March 2012 at IIUI. Summary published in Journal of Parkinsonism & Restless Legs Syndrome. 2012: 245–47. 

Interests

Language and Literature