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Fawzia Afzal Khan

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Professor of English at Montclair State University, and winner of the University Distinguished Scholar Award for 2009/10. She is the current Director of  the Women and Gender Studies Program.

She is author of two books of scholarly criticism, Cultural Imperialism: Genre and Ideology in the Indo-English Novel (Penn State Press 1993), and A Critical Stage: The Role of Secular Alternative Theatre in Pakistan (Seagull Press, 2005). She is co-editor of The PreOccupation of Postcolonial Studies (Duke University Press, 2000), and Editor of the best-selling anthology, Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out (Interlink Books 2005). Her memoir: Lahore with Love: Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani Style was published by Syracuse University Press in 2010.

Afzal-Khan is a trained vocalist in North Indian Classical music, a published playwright and poet, and has worked as an actor and performer for Ajoka Theatre Troupe of Pakistan, as well as with the experimental theatre collective Compagnie Faim de Siecle of which she was one of the founding members. She serves as Contributing Editor on TDR (The Drama Review) and is Founding Chair of the South Asian Womens Caucus of NWSA (The National Womens Studies Association of N America), where she also serves as a member of the Governing Council.

She is currently working as Creative Director and Producer on a documentary film about Pakistani Female Singers, for which she won a development grant from the National Endowmnet o the Humanities in 2011.