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Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Specialist Award

Posted in: CHSS News, English Department, Faculty News

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Fawzia Afzal-Khan, professor in the Department of English, has won a Fulbright Specialist award to deliver lectures this spring, on women, gender and sexuality studies at Forman Christian University and present her film and scholarly work on women singers of Pakistan at the Institute of Arts Culture in Lahore, Pakistan.

Her book, Siren Song: Understanding Pakistan Through it’s Women Singers, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press and will have its inaugural launch at the prestigious Karachi Literary Festival Feb 28, 29 March 1, 2020. It will have another launch followed by discussion with the Asia Study Group in Islamabad on March 4th, and several book events at various venues in Lahore are being organized for the beginning of March.

Her memoir Lahore With Love; Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani-Style (published by Syracuse University Press in 2010) has also recently been the subject of an Mphil dissertation in English at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore.