Dr Amina Yaqin

Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies in SOAS, University of London

Amina Yaqin is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies and Urdu and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Pakistan at SOAS, University of London. She has recently edited a special issue of the Pakistani poet, Faiz Ahmad Faiz for the journal Pakistaniaat. She is co-editor of a book on Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Routledge, 2012), and is co-author (with Peter Morey) of Framing Muslims: stereotyping and representation after 9/11 (Harvard University Press, 2011).

She has published widely on themes of gender, sexuality, Urdu poetry, communal politics and South Asian English literature. She is working on her next book Twentieth Century Women’s Poetry from Pakistan: feminist resistance and gendered subjectivities. She has also been Co-Director of the International Research Network on Framing Muslims from 2007-2010 and is currently working on a major research project that looks at matters of “Muslims,Trust and Cultural Dialogue” with Peter Morey.

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