SOAS University of London

South Asia Department

Amina Yaqin

BA (Punjab) BA (Sussex) PhD (London)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Amina Yaqin
Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia

Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Centre for Gender Studies

Member

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member, Centre for Migration & Diaspora Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Academic Staff, Centre for the Study of Pakistan

English Studies at SOAS

Academic Staff

Name:
Dr Amina Yaqin
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0) 20 7898 4305
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
470
Office Hours:
Wednesday & Friday: 2-3pm

Biography

Literature; Language

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Alaya Forte, New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)
  • Ambra Guarnieri, Towards A Dialogical Writing Practice: Poetics and Strategies of Representation in Postcolonial Literature
  • Farrah Sheikh, The evolving relationship between religion and ethnicity among British Muslims
  • Fatima Rajina, The ethno-religious identity of British Bangladeshi Muslims
  • Jaya Shakira Madhvani, The representation of urban space in contemporary London narratives
  • Katarzyna Kubin, “Reclaiming Homelands”: How the Affect of Shame in Postcolonial Literature Exposes Dilemmas about Belonging and Identity
  • 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
  • Zebunnisa Hamid, Pakistan’s New Emerging Cinema

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
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  • 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.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Ahmed, Rehana and Morey, Peter and Yaqin, Amina, eds. (2012) Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing. Abingdon: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

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.

Journal Articles

Yaqin, Amina (2016) 'La convivencia, la mezquita and al-Andalus: an Iqbalian vision.' Journal of Postcolonial Writing . (In Press)

Morey, Peter and Yaqin, Amina (2015) 'Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue.' The Middle East in London, 12 (1).

Yaqin, Amina (2013) 'Autobiography and Muslim Women's Lives.' Journal of Women's History, 25 (2). pp. 171-184.

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

Yaqin, Amina (2015) 'Nadeem Aslam in conversation.' Wasafiri, 30 (3). pp. 39-44.

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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