Independent University, Bangladesh
Hafiza Nilofar Khan, Ph.D.
Hafiza Nilofar Khan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages,
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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    Research Profile

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Dr. Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, " “Encountering ‘Pseudo Gatekeepers’: Islamism and Secularism in Identity Construction of Bangladeshi Women in Fiction.” ", Muslim Women’s Writing from South and South-East Asia. , Routledge , 2022, (Link)

Dr. Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, "“Dust Under Her Feet: A Critical Review”. ", Literary Encyclopedia volume10.3.2, , 2020, (Link)

Dr. Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, "The Trope of the “Fallen Woman” in the Fiction of Bangladeshi Women Writers", Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture and Films of the East, Rutgers University Press. , 2018, (Link)

Dr Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, " “South Asian Fiction and Marital Agency of Muslim Wives.” ", JIWS (Journal of International Women’s Studies). Vol 14. ISS.3 (Jul 2013). , , 2013, (Link)

Dr. Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, "Crossing Borders on the Wings of Language.” ", No Place Like Home: Borders, Boundaries and Identity in South Asia and Diaspora, Sugar Mule. Issue 43. , 2013, (Link)

Dr. Hafiza Nilofar Khan

, " “Sex and Sensibility in the Writings of Tennessee Williams and Ismat Chughtai"", CHAOS: IUB Studies in Language, Literature and Creative Writing, , 2012,
  1. Project Title: Treatment of a Wife's Body in the Fiction of Three Subcontinental Muslim Women Writers
    Project Manager: Dr. Linda Piece Allen
  1. ENG 102 : English Reading Skills
  1. ENG 512 : Women in Literature

2017-2018. Instructor, Department of English Portland Community College Portland, Oregon.

2016. Conference Paper: “Rainy Day Women Khichuri: Bangladeshi Women Write Fiction in English.” American Comparative Literature Association at Harvard University.

2013-2015. Adjunct, Department of English. Southeast Missouri State.  Cape Girardeau, Missouri. .2013-2015

2013-2010. Head, and Assistant Professor. Deparment of English and Modern Languages. Independent University, Bangladesh. 

2009. Lecturer. Department of English Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, Illinois. 2009 

2001-2006. Lecturer, Department of English North South University Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2000. Lecturer. Women’s Studies Department. Portland State University. Portland, Oregon. 2000   

Courses Taught/Field of Interest: 

English Composition Courses (Eng 101, Eng 102), Research Methodology (Eng 106, and Eng 401), Introduction to English Literature, Postcolonial Literature, South Asian Diasporan Literature, World Literature in Translation, Women and Literature, Modern Drama, The Romantic Period, and Introduction to Literary Theory.   





2012            Research Grant from Independent University, Bangladesh.  Title: “Bangladeshi

Women Writers Writing Fiction in English.”


1995-1997    Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Southern Mississippi


1996             PEO International Peace Scholarship, Des Moines, Iowa


1990-1993    East-West Center Scholarship, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI


  • Ph.D, 2008
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A in English,
    University of Hawaii
  • M.A in English,
    University of Dhaka
  • B.A in English,
    University of Dhaka