Shazia Rahman’s book Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) 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

“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. University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

“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.   



Call for Papers

Forum on Women’s and Gender Studies 
Ecofeminist Imaginings
While ecofeminists critique how hegemonic masculinity oppresses, their work on gender and environmental justice does not often intersect with indigenous/multilingual activist networks interested in decolonizing land and language. This panel brings together these conversations. 300-word abstracts and bio(s) to Shazia Rahman (srahman1@udayton.edu) by Friday 12 March 2021.



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