Faculty Profile

Dr. Sadia Zulfiqar

Assistant Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Sadia Zulfiqar is an Assistant Professor of English in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities in LUMS. Sadia completed her MLitt (Modern & Postmodern Literature) and PhD (English Literature) from the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the author of African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender (2016). She co-edited a collection of essays Islam and the West: A Love Story?  (2015) with Sumita Mukherjee. Her key areas of interest include African women novelist; representations of Islam in fiction; Harem literature; Institution of polygamy in Africa; and Afro-American literature.

Below is the list of (selected) presentations of her research papers at International conferences.

  • 2018: ‘Sisteracrhy’ in Sisterhood: African Women Writers’ Difficult Relationship with Feminism’, African Literature Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., 23rd May-26thMay, 2018
  • 2017: ‘Women and Biafra’, Legacies of Biafra Conference, SOAS, University of London, 21st -22 nd April, 2017.
  • 2014: ‘I’m not One of Them But I’m Not One of You’: Colonial Education and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Women’, ASAUK Biennial Conference, University of Sussex, 9th-11th September 2014.
  • 2013: ‘‘Ain’t I a Woman?’: Feminism and African Women Writers’, FWSA Biennial Conference: The Lady Doth Protest: Mapping Feminist Movements, Moments and Mobilisations, University of Nottingham, 21st-23rd June 2013.
  • 2012: ‘‘Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?’: Representations of Islam in Leila Aboulela’s Work’, Islam and the West: A Love Story?, University of Glasgow, 24th November 2012.
  • 2012: ‘‘The Past is Only Yesterday’: Postcolonial Trauma in Nigerian Fiction’, Postcolonial Trauma Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 13th -14th September 2012.
  • 2012: ‘‘Remember to Forget’: Nigerian Civil War and a Legacy of Frustration’, ASAUK Biennial Conference 2012, University of Leeds, 6th -8th September 2012.
  • 2012: ‘Exhuming the Ghost of a Troubled Present: Memory and Reconciliation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun’, Haunting Memories – Unsettled pasts and disputed spaces, University of Stirling, 18th May 2012.
  • 2012: Performance of text recorded for the exhibition: Hutchinson S, Kennedy A & Mcstravick C. ‘(SAC) Ongoing Bodies: Le Syndrome de Paris Suite’. Multimedia installation, 2 – 18 February 2012, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.