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Dr. Amina Hussain 

Assistant Professor,  Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Advisory member

Dr Amina Hussain is working as an Assistant Professor at Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of New Delhi. She has also taught as an Assistant Professor at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow, and Amity University, School of Languages, Lucknow, in the past. Recipient of University Medal and Certificate of Merit for securing first position in Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, in M.A (English Hons). She has also been a prestigious UGC-NET-JRF (Junior Research Fellow) with the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on British Muslim Women Writers: Intersecting Gender, Culture, and Diaspora.

She has been working successfully for over eight years with the British Council and IDP India as a Cambridge University Certified English Language Examiner in India. Having studied and trained in English literature and linguistics at the prestigious Delhi University, India, her scholarly contributions extend beyond traditional academia, marked by numerous special invited lectures, plenary lectures, and workshops, as well as the organization of national and international seminars, symposiums, and conferences. With over a decade of teaching and research experience across linguistically, culturally, and ethnically diverse educational settings, including schools, colleges, and universities, her pedagogical approach encompasses various modules of English Literary Studies, most specifically  Literary Theory, World Literature, Post-Colonial Literature, Gender Studies, ,Literature and Gender, Islamic Feminism, Literature & Performance, Digital Humanities, Feminist Research Methodology, Ecocriticism, Popular Literature, Digital Humanities, Translation Studies, and many others. She has also developed and delivered curriculum for English Communication Skill, English for Specific Purposes, Academic English, Creative Writing, Business Communication, and Introduction to Linguistics courses at the university.  Having worked at the Department of English as well as the Gender Studies Department, she has developed an interdisciplinary teaching methodology evident in her innovative research projects and publications. She has presented papers at numerous national and international seminars and conferences. She has helped redesign B.A and M.A syllabus of the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University as per the CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) under NEP (National Education Policy, 2021) and M.A Gender Studies syllabus at Jamia Millia Islamia University, India.

She is a working core member of the Language Committee for the introduction and expansion of foreign and Asian languages, along with the preservation of the extinct Indian regional languages.  She was invited to speak at the “Global South Workshop” in Hongkong organised by Max Weber Foundation. She has also developed SLM (Self Learning Material) for PG and UG Programmes as commissioned by the Directorate of Distance Education(DDE), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). She has also received a prestigious research fellowship from the University of Religions and Denomination, Iran to advance research on Muslim women.

She has co-edited a book entitled, ” The Dynamics of Gender: New Approaches in Feminism”. She has also guest edited a special issue on Gendering PandemicCovid 19 and its Impact on Women for the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetic also known as JCLA.  She is currently working on a project called ” Covid-19 and its gendering impact on girl child’s education” in various districts of Uttar Pradesh which is funded by the Research and Development Department of Uttar Pradesh, Higher Education.  Her forthcoming book, Rethinking Muslim Women and Feminism, explores the current complexities of Muslim women.  She also regularly writes for feminist news portals in India and is actively involved with NGOs at the grassroots level.