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South Asia Department

Dr Amina Yaqin

BA (Punjab) BA (Sussex) PhD (London)

Overview

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Name:
Dr Amina Yaqin
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Russell Square: College Buildings
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470
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On Sabbatical:
Term 1

Biography

Literature; Language

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Ambra Guarnieri, The native informant: the (im)possible perspective in postcolonial travel narratives
  • Farrah Sheikh, The evolving relationship between religion and ethnicity among British Muslims
  • Fatima Rajina, The ethno-religious identity of British Bangladeshi Muslims
  • Poonkulaly Gunaseelan, ‘Breaking taboos (?)’: Representations of rape in post 1970s Indian-English literature
  • Saleema F. Burney, Belief and Benevolence: A Case Study of Muslim Women Activists in London

Research

Postcolonial Theory and literature, Gender Studies, Diasporic literatures (South Asia), Comparative literature, Pakistani culture, Muslims in Britain. She has published essays on gender and sexuality in Urdu poetry, Pakistani culture, Indian literature in English and the Islamic Barbie.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Morey, Peter and Yaqin, Amina (2011) Framing Muslims: stereotyping and representation after 9/11. Cambridge, Massachussetts, London, England: Harvard University Press.

Book Chapters

Yaqin, Amina (2009) 'Variants of cultural nationalism in Pakistan: a reading of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Jamil Jalibi and Fahmida Riaz.' In: Pemberton, Kelly and Michael, Nijhawan, (eds.), Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia. New York; London: Routledge, pp. 115-139. (Routledge Studies in Religion)

Yaqin, Amina (2007) 'The role of family and gender in Rushdie's writing.' In: Gurnah, Abdulrazak, (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie. Cambridge University Press, pp. 61-75.

Yaqin, Amina (2006) 'The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai's In Custody.' In: Morey, P. and Tickell, A., (eds.), Alternative Indias. Writing, Nation and Communalism. Rodopi, pp. 89-113.

Articles

Yaqin, Amina (2010) 'Inside the Harem, Outside the Nation: Framing Muslims in Radio Journalism.' Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 12 (2). pp. 226-238.

Yaqin, Amina (2007) 'Islamic Barbie: The Politics of Gender and Performativity.' Fashion Theory The Journal of Dress Body & Culture, 11 (2). pp. 173-88.

Yaqin, Amina (2007) 'Truth, Fiction and Autobiography in the Modern Urdu Narrative Tradition.' Comparative Critical Studies, 4 (3). pp. 379-402.

Yaqin, Amina (2006) 'Badan Darida (The Body Torn): Gender and Sexuality in Pakistani Women's Poetry.' Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan, 13 (1). pp. 45-65.

Yaqin, Amina (2004) 'Breaking the Mirror of Urdu Verse: Speech and Silence in the Poetry of Kishwar Naheed.' Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 4 (1). pp. 34-46.

Yaqin, Amina (2002) 'Desbaratar la nación: modelamiento genérico de la poesía Urdu (Disrupting the nation: Gendering Urdu poetry).' Asparkía: Investigació feminista, vol. 1 . pp. 159-80.

Yaqin, Amina (1998) 'Language and Politics in Pakistan by Tariq Rahman.' Interventions, 1 . pp. 140-142.

Other

Morey, Peter and Amina, Yaqin (2010) 'Introduction: Muslims in the Frame.' Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 12 (2). pp. 145-156.

Morey, Peter and Amina, Yaqin, eds. (2010) 'Special Issue: Muslims in the Frame. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 12(2).'

Yaqin, Amina (2000) 'South Asian Anglophone Studies.' In: CD Rom Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. Swets and Zeitlinger.

Yaqin, Amina (1999) 'Issues of Translation: 3 Contemporary Urdu Poems.' In: The SOAS Literary Review. Internet SOAS publication.

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