College of Arts and Sciences

Shazia Rahman Shazia Rahman


Postcolonial Literatures, South Asian Literature and Culture, Environmental Justice, Ecofeminism

Ph.D., English, University of Alberta

Office: Simpkins 224
Phone: 309-298-1103 (Department of English line)
Office Hours: Tue/Thur: 8--9am; Wed: 10-12pm (Spring 2019)
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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 Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women's Literary and Cinematic Fictions (University of Nebraska Press, August 2019) traces the ways in which Pakistani women explore alternative, environmental modes of belonging. 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.