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Associate professor, University of Exeter

Amina Yaqin is Associate Professor in World Literatures and Publishing. Her monograph Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Pakistani women's poetry is forthcoming with Anthem Press. She is co-author with Peter Morey of Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 911(Harvard University Press, 2011) and has co-edited, Contesting Islamophobia: media, politics and culture (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury 2019); Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions (Palgrave MacMillan 2018); Culture, Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Routledge 2012). Her research is interdisciplinary and engages with contemporary contexts of Muslim life as well as the politics of culture in Pakistan where she grew up.

She has been a collaborating partner on two major projects, the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded International Research Network on ‘Framing Muslims’ and the Research Councils UK funded ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’. Working with colleagues at the Universities of Birmingham, Southampton, York, Queen Mary and East Anglia she is a book series co-editor for Multicultural Textualities published by Manchester University Press. She is on the Advisory Board of Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature, Aesthetics and Culture, the Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies, Journal of Research (Humanities) Punjab university and the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She is an Associate Member of the Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group at the Open University. Her commentary and interviews have been published by the BBC, SkyNews, EuroNews, TRT World, Indus News, The Guardian, The National UAE, Daily Pioneer, The British Film Institute.


  • –present
    Reader in Postcolonial Studies and Urdu, SOAS, University of London


  • 2001 
    SOAS, University of London, Postcolonial Studies