Dr Nukhbah Langah
Associate Professor & Chair
PhD (University of Leeds, UK); MA (University of Warwick, UK); BA (Hon) (University of Buckingham, UK)
Worked with several academic and literary forums such as ‘The Poetry Translation Centre’ in London and ‘Pakistan Workshop’ (UK). Her publications include Poetry as Resistance: Islam and Ethnicity in Postcolonial Pakistan (Delhi: Routledge, 2011) and Noshi Gillani: Poems(selected poems co-translated with Lavinia Greenlaw)(London: Enitharmon Press, 2008); translator, political activist and social worker. Research interests: South Asian and Postcolonial Literature, contemporary literature being produced within Pakistan and by Pakistani diaspora writers, resistance literature, and the ideology of sub-nationalisms within Pakistan and post9/11 Literature and responses.
Dr Waseem Anwar
Professor & Dean of Humanities
PhD (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA); MPhil (Punjab University); PG Diploma TEIL (British Council, UGC and AIOU); MA (Punjab University)
Post-doctorate Duke University, USA; Fulbright Fellow 1995 and 2007; Gale Group American Scholar; ex-officio member Executive Committee of the South Asian Literary Association, USA; Member MLA; author “Black” Women’s Dramatic Discourse (2009); extensive international and national publications and conference presentations; member Advisory and Editorial Boards for Transformations, Studies in the Novel, Pakistaniaat, Solidarity International, and Journal of Research (Humanities); co-guest editor of 2010 South Asian Review, first ever issue on Pakistani creative writing; Editor-in-Chief Journal of English Literary and Linguistic Studies; former Chairperson English, GCU, Lahore (2003-2006); Punjab Education Department Salam Teacher Award 2004; Pakistan HEC Best Teacher Award 2003; HEC-approved supervisor. Research interests: Literary Criticism and Theory, Anglo-American and Continental Drama, Modern British Fiction and Poetry, Colonial and Post-colonial Literatures, Linguistics, Teaching Methodologies and Pedagogy.
Dr Kamal ud Din
PhD (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA); MPhil (Punjab University); MA (Punjab University)
Attended British Council Summer Schools at University of Leeds (1985) and University of Aberdeen (1991); Fulbright Scholar (1994); adaptive software technology course from the Adaptive Technology Center, University of New Orleans as an independent researcher. Research interests: American Literature, African-American Women’s Poetry.
Dr Ayesha Malik
PhD, MA, Fulbright Scholar (State University of New York, Buffalo, USA).
Research interests: Critical Theory, British Modernism and the Politics of Aesthetics, Theory of Novel Form, Frankfurt School of Critical Theory.
Dr Paulina Subiabre Ubilla
Assistant Professor (Temporary)
Dr Subiabre is a Graduated Teacher of English and Translator of English-Spanish and Bachelor of Education from Universidad del Bio-Bio, Chile. She is a Certified TEFL instructor and Cambridge ESOL examiner. She received her PhD in English Language from University of Glasgow. She has worked as a lecturer in Universities in Chile (Universidad del Bio-Bio, Universidad Bolivariana, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso) and as a graduate teaching assistant in University of Glasgow, where she was also a research assistant in two important dialect research studies.Research Interests: Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics and SLA, Cognitive Semantics, and Translation Studies. My research has focused on the acquisition and transfer of sociolinguistic patterns from the first to the second language.
Dr Saeed Ur Rehman
PhD (Australian National University (Postcolonial Literary Theory)); MA Honours (University of Wollongong (South Asian Literature)); Post-doctoral Fellowship: (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany (Cultural Knowledge Production in Pakistan)) Consultant for Lok Virsa and Norskfolkmuseum, Norway (Pakistani Immigrant Identity in Norway). His Academic and creative writing published in New Literatures Review, Kunapipi, Cultural Dynamics, Mississippi Review, and Journal of Social and Policy Sciences. He has more than 70 journalistic publications in national and international newspapers and magazines.Research interests: critical theory, discursive formations, interpellated subjectivities, colonial and postcolonial hybridity, and cultural practices, South Asian identities, Pakistani Anglophone literature, and virtual spaces.
MPhil (Punjab University)
PhD candidate at Punjab University; teaching at FCC since 2005; designed and taught courses for Baccalaureate and MA levels; teacher trainer; has held workshops at FCC’s International Teachers’ Conferences.Research interests: Critical Theory, Drama, Fiction & South Asian Literature in English.
Jacqoline J Austin
MA TESL (University of Mississippi, USA); MA (Forman Christian College, Lahore)
Fulbright Scholar; senator of graduate council at the University of Mississippi 2010-2011; presented at various language learning/teaching and other forums including SPELT, Fulbright and Humphrey conference, International Teachers’ Conference, and FCC Humanities symposium; convener and representative of English Language Teaching Reforms (ELTRs) under HEC from English Department; 15 years teaching experience. Research interests: Intercultural communication, language and gender studies, corpus/sociolinguistics, pedagogy, teacher training.
MPhil Linguistics (UMT, Lahore); MA English Language and Literature (Peshawar University)
Diploma English Language and Role of Registers in the Teaching of the Language, Bradford University, UK; Diploma Creative Writing (Kinnaird College, Lahore). Research interests: Discourse Analysis and Translation Studies.
MPhil, MA (Government College University, Lahore); Diplomas in Linguistics and ELT (Punjab University, Lahore)
Teaching at FCC since 2004; currently research scholar at University of Management & Technology, Lahore. Research interests: Derrida’s Theory of Deconstruction and its Application to the American Dream.
MPhil ELT, MA (Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore); MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Has taught for over 30 years in leading educational institutions; shared expertise in teaching English in multicultural dimensions; trainer at Directorate of Staff Development; conducts training sessions on classroom management and communications skills. Research interest: Sociolinguists; Teaching English as a Secondary Language.
MPhil, MA (GCU, Lahore); FLTA (Stanford University, USA)
Currently enrolled in MA TESOL at LCWU; Fulbright Scholar at The Language Center, Stanford University, USA; member American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages; organized Modified Oral Proficiency Interviews workshops and conducted professional interviews for Language Center, Stanford University; trained as Teacher Mentor and Classroom Observer by Center for Learning and Teaching, FCC; publications include Easy Way Spoken English, Critical Notes on Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree, Critical Notes on a New Anthology of Essays (Intermediate Level, English Literature). Research interests: Gothic Literature, Post-Modernism in the genre of novel, Teaching of English as Second/Foreign Language.
MA (PU, Lahore), MBA (Preston University, USA)
M Phil in Applied Linguistics (University of Management and Technology, Lahore); MA (Punjab University)
Post graduate Diploma in English language teaching (Punjab University)
MA Applied Linguistics (University of Salford, UK); MA English Language and Literature (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
Currently pursuing PhD in Linguistics at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad; Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship from University of Salford 2010-11; taught at UKIM Islamic School, Manchester; lecturer at Department of Linguistics GCU Faisalabad; ex-Head/pioneered Department of English Riphah International University, Faisalabad campus; author Integrating Culture and Language Teaching (2012) and Career Counselling (2007); trained to teach at university by SPoRT, Manchester; certified in Edward de Bono Critical Thinking Methods; trainer for Advanced Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences; facilitated teacher training workshops across schools in Punjab; Certified Education Management; founder Language Methods Network (LMN) a platform to promote language research in Pakistan; member Asia TEFL; member Society for Natural Language Processing, Pakistan; Member NATESOL, UK. Research Interests: ELT, Critical Linguistics, Islamic/Post-Feminisms; Gender Studies, Research Philosophy, History of Disciplines.
Harris bin Munawar
MA (New York University, USA); MA (GCU, Lahore)
Fulbright Scholar 2009-2011 at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication; formerly visiting faculty at the Department of Applied Linguistics at Kinnaird College for Women. Research interests: Science Fiction, cyborg theory, early modern history, post-human sexuality, and the politics of design and technology.
B.A. (Hon) in English Literature; Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA
Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics; Columbia University, New York, USA. From 2006 to 2011 and had been an adjunct lecturer in developmental reading and writing at the City University of New York. Research interests: Teaching English as a second language, Varieties of English: Pakistani English, the placement of English in the linguistic identity of Pakistan, the relationship of ethnicity, identity and language, English Education and policy in Pakistan and the relationship of language, creativity and logic in a second language.
MPhil in English Literature (GCU, Lahore); M.A in English (Forman Christian College, Lahore); M.A in Journalism (University of the Punjab, Lahore); B.Ed ( AIOU, Islamabad)
Currently enrolled in Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL (AIOU, Islamabad)
M Phil in English Literature from Kinnaird College for Women University
Research Interest: Existentialism, Modern Drama and Post-colonial Literature
Rana Muhammad Bilal Anwar (On Study Leave)
PhD, University of Bedfordshire, UK (Pending); MA ELT (University of Sussex, UK); MPhil/MS Applied Linguistics (UMT, Lahore)
Over 9 years experience in education, research, teacher training and development; worked with local and international organizations in education, research, faculty development, community development, and human rights programs; internationally published author. Research interests: ESP, ELT Management, Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, Program Evaluations.
Muhammad Waqar Azeem (On Study Leave)
PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton (Pending); MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
Associate Editor of JELLS; taught Literary Theory to MPhil class at GCU, Lahore; worked with Directorate of Staff Development as a Teacher Trainer; presented in international conferences at University of Sindh, Jamshoro, IIU and QAU, Islamabad, and FCC, Lahore. Research interests: Literary Theory, Modern Literature, Friedrich Nietzsche, W. B. Yeats, Harold Bloom, Theory of Influence, Violence, Contemporary South Asian Fiction in English.
Enrolled in Ph.D. program, State University of New York at Buffalo (current); American Association of University Women International Fellow, 1915/16; MA in Linguistics (2012 to 2014 from State University of New York, Buffalo as a Fulbright scholar) Theoratical Linguistics; MA in ELT (Kinnaird, 2007 -2008) (Principal’s Honor list) Thesis- Learning Styles and Learning Strategies; Diploma in Linguistics (PU 2003)
Member of Linguistics Society of America (2014 to present). Research interest- Semantic Typology, Semantic-Syntactic Interface, Language and Cognition.