Dr Umaima Kamran, Associate Professor of English


Dr Kamran is currently chairing the Department of English, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, she completed her Ph.D. in English from International Islamic University, Islamabad. She is a team-builder and able to develop good rapport with students and colleagues and create an atmosphere of mutual sharing, understanding and transfer of knowledge. She got twenty-six research articles published in the field of English linguistics and literature.

Dr. Aroosa Kanwal, Associate Professor of English


Dr. Aroosa Kanwal is Associate Professor in the Department of English. She has a PhD in English from Lancaster University, UK. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Lancaster University, UK (2018-2020). She is the author of Rehumanizing Muslim Subjectivities: Postcolonial Geographies, Postcolonial Ethics (Routledge 2024), Contemporary Pakistani Speculative Fiction and the Global Imaginary: Democratizing Human Futures (Routledge 2023), The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing (Routledge, 2019) and Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction: Beyond 9/11 (Palgrave, 2015). She is the Co-investigator of UK’s AHRC-funded “Muslim Women’s Popular Genre” project (2021-2024). She has won UK Alumni Professional Achievement Award in 2018, Karachi Literature Festival Award for the best non-fiction book of the year 2015 and QAU’s “Best Performance Award” in 2023.

Dr. Yasir Hussain, Assistant Professor (TTS)

Email: yasir@qau.edu.pk

He has a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies with concentration in Teaching of English to the Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of New Mexico, USA. He has been a Fulbright alumnus to the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. He is a certified master from the University of Oregon, USA. His interest areas include English language teaching, critical pedagogy, language in education, teachers training and sociolinguistics.

Dr Sara Ali Dr. Sara Ali, Assistant Professor (TTS)

Email: saraali@qau.edu.pk

Sara Ali did her BA (Hons) and MPhil from Government College University and Kinnaird College for Women University respectively. She did her PhD in English Literature from University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her poetry has been published in New Zealand’s literary journals Mayhem (2019) and Landfall (2020). Her recent research forms a dialogue with the works of Judith Butler, Raewyn Connell and Gayatri Spivak with the intention of contributing towards the vocabulary for interrogating and interpreting representations of Pakistani masculinities.

Dr. Shazia Akbar Ghilzai, Assistant Professor

Email: sghilzai@qau.edu.pk

Shazia Akbar Ghalzai is a dedicated academic professional with a robust background in linguistics and English literature. She serves as an Assistant Professor at Quaid-i-Azam University, where she has been contributing to the field of education since September 2011. Shazia holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and English Literature from Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France, along with an MA in Psycho & Neuro Linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. Throughout her academic career, Shazia has exhibited a keen interest in various facets of language and literature, including discourse studies, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and literary criticism. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes careful planning, student-centered learning, and continual course refinement to meet evolving educational needs. Her scholarly contributions include numerous publications in reputable journals, exploring topics such as language ideologies, gender stereotypes, cultural hegemony, and postcolonial narratives.

Ms. Arooj Rana, Lecturer in English

Email: arana@qau.edu.pk

Ms. Arooj Rana is serving as a Lecturer at the Department of English. She also holds the position of Deputy Director Academics, QAU. Arooj has secured Gold Medal in her M.Phil. Linguistics and Literature from Air University, Islamabad in 2019. She has also worked as English Language Instructor at Access Program by RELO, Pakistan. She presented her research on Emojification of Language at Purdue University, USA. Moreover, she is a Google Certified Educator and Certified Teachers Trainer by University of Oregon, USA. Her research interests include Applied linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cultural and Language Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis, ESP, EAP, English as Second language and Corpus linguistics. She has recently been awarded with the prestigious ‘University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship’ to pursue her PhD at the University of Auckland, Newzealand.

Ms. Sadaf Mehmood Lecturer in English

Email: sadaf.mehmood@qau.edu.p

Dr. Sadaf Mehmood is Assistant Professor in English Literature, Department of English at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan. She has been awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. research from the University of Huddersfield, UK. Her study explores the postcolonial other in South Asian narratives. She has numerous publications to her credit. Her research interests include South Asian Literature, Gender studies, and Postcolonial Literature.