College of Arts and Sciences

Shazia Rahman Shazia Rahman


Environmental Humanities, Transnational Feminist Studies, Postcolonial Ecocriticism, South Asian literatures

Ph.D., English, University of Alberta

Office: Simpkins 224
Office Hours: Tue/Wed: 10-11am; Thur: 10-11am, 4-5pm (Fall 2018)
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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 forthcoming book From Place to Displacement: Pakistani Women's Postcolonial Ecofeminist Fictions a nalyzes Pakistani women’s cinematic and literary fictions to amplify their environmental ways of belonging that counter religious nationalism. Her book's 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.