Shazia Rahman’s book Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019; Lahore: Folio Books, 2021) analyzes Pakistani women’s cinematic and literary fictions to amplify their environmental ways of belonging that counter religious nationalism.


PhD, English, University of Alberta

Other Publications

Guest Editor. Special Issue: The Environment of South Asia. South Asian Review 42.4 (2021): 317-402.

“Animals, Others, and Postcolonial Ecomasculinities: Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 19 September 2020, https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989420952125

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019; Lahore: Folio Books, 2021.

“Cosmopolitanism, internationalization and orientalism: Bharati Mukherjee’s peritexts.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 49.4 (September 2013): 405-418. Print.

“Land, Water, and Food: Eco-cosmopolitan Feminist Praxis in Sabiha Sumar’s Khamosh Pani.Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 5.2 (June 2011): 187-201. Print.

“Karachi, Turtles, and the Materiality of Place: Pakistani Eco-cosmopolitanism in Uzma Aslam Khan’s Trespassing.ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18.2 (Spring 2011): 261-282. Print.

“Orientalism, Deconstruction, and Relationality: Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days.” Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 15.4 (October-December 2004): 347-362. Print.

“The Packaging and Selling of a First Novel: Anita Rau Badami’s Tamarind Mem.” The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad 18.1 (Fall 1999): 86-99. Print.   


Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences


    “Disruptive Histories, Ruptured Places, and Indigenous Knowledges”

    July 11-15, 2022 The Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

    ACLALS 2022 Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada




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