SOAS University of London

Centre for English Studies, School of Arts

Dr Amina Yaqin

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

Overview

Amina Yaqin
Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Chair, Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Centre for English Studies

Reader in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies

Centre for Gender Studies

Member

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member, Centre for Migration & Diaspora Studies

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Member, Centre for Translation Studies

Name:
Dr Amina Yaqin
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Biography

Amina Yaqin is a Reader in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. Her monograph Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Pakistani women's poetry is forthcoming with Anthem Press in 2021. She is co-author with Peter Morey of Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 911(Harvard University Press, 2011) and has co-edited, Contesting Islamophobia: media, politics and culture (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury 2019); Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions (Palgrave MacMillan 2018); Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Routledge 2012). Her research is interdisciplinary and engages with contemporary contexts of Muslim life as well as the politics of culture in Pakistan where she grew up.

She has been a collaborating partner on two major projects, the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded International Research Network on ‘Framing Muslims’ and the Research Councils UK funded ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’. Working with colleagues at the Universities of Birmingham, Southampton, York, Queen Mary and East Anglia she is a book series co-editor for Multicultural Textualities published by Manchester University Press. She is on the Advisory Board of Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature, Aesthetics and Culture, the Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies, Journal of Research (Humanities) Punjab university and the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She is an Associate Member of the Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group at the Open University. Dr Yaqin is the founding Chair of the Centre for the Study of Pakistan at SOAS and the co-founder of the Centre for Gender Studies. Currently, she is Chair of the Decolonising Working Group, Director of the SOAS Festival of Ideas, Chair of the Centre for the Study of Pakistan and Programme Co-Convenor for BA English.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Modules 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)
  • Katarzyna Kubin, Affects of Shame: Questions of Authorial Ethics in Contemporary Postcolonial Writing and Film
  • Poonkulaly Gunaseelan,

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.

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Available for
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  • 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.

Articles

Yaqin, Amina (2016) 'La convivencia, la mezquita and al-Andalus: an Iqbalian vision'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, (52) 2, pp 136-152.

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 (2013) 'Faiz Ahmed Faiz: The Worlding of a Lyric Poet [Introduction to Special issue]'. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, (5) 1, pp i-xix.

Yaqin, Amina (2013) 'Cosmopolitan ventures during times of crisis: a postcolonial reading of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s “Dasht-etanhai” and Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers'. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, (5) 1, pp 62-78.

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 173-188.

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.

Edited Books or Journals

Yaqin, Amina and Forte, Alaya and Morey, Peter, (eds.), (2019) Contesting Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics. London: I.B. Tauris. (Library of modern religion).

Yaqin, Amina and Morey, Peter and Soliman, Asmaa, (eds.), (2018) Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. (Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

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

Morey, Peter and Amina, Yaqin, (eds.), (2010) Special Issue: Muslims in the Frame. London: Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

Yaqin, Amina (2019) 'Islamic Feminism in a Time of Islamophobia: The Muslim Heroines of Leila Aboulela's Minaret and Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love'. In: Morey, Peter and Yaqin, Amina and Forte, Alaya, (eds.), Contesting Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics. London: I.B. Tauris, pp 123-144.

Yaqin, Amina (2018) 'From Islamic fundamentalism to a new life in the west: Ali Eteraz and the Muslim comedy memoir'. In: Yaqin, Amina and Morey, Peter and Soliman, Asmaa, (eds.), Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions. Cham: Palgrave-Macmillan, pp 193-214.

Yaqin, Amina (2012) 'Muslims as Multicultural Misfits in Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers'. In: Ahmed, Rehana and Morey, Peter and Yaqin, Amina, (eds.), Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

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.

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.

Other

Yaqin, Amina (2016) 'Framing Women: Tradition and Modernity in Popular Pakistani TV Drama' The Equator Line Magazine [Online].

Yaqin, Amina (2015) 'Nadeem Aslam in conversation' Wasafiri, 30.

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

Yaqin, Amina (2000) 'South Asian Anglophone Studies'.

Yaqin, Amina (1999) 'Issues of Translation: 3 Contemporary Urdu Poems', 1.

 

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