College of Arts and Sciences

Shazia Rahman Shazia Rahman

Professor 

South Asian literary studies; Postcolonial Ecocriticism
Ph.D., English, University of Alberta

Office: Simpkins 224
Email: s-rahman@wiu.edu
Office Hours: Tue/Thur: 8-9am; Wed: 9:30-11:30am (Fall 2017)
Web page:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5422-5374

Shazia Rahman is a literary critic who has published on the Environmental Humanities and the Orientalist commodification of South Asian novelists in journals such as Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Her ongoing research analyzes Pakistani women’s cinematic and literary fictions to amplify their environmental ways of belonging that counter religious nationalism. Her ecofeminist approach allows theories of space to ground her analysis in the environment and to provide a framework for thinking about both its degradation as well as women’s attachment to it.