Sadia Zulfiqar is an Assistant Professor of English in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities in LUMS. Sadia completed her MLitt (Modern & Postmodern Literature) and PhD (English Literature) from the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the author of African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender (2016). She co-edited a collection of essays Islam and the West: A Love Story?  (2015) with Sumita Mukherjee. Her key areas of interest include African women novelist; representations of Islam in fiction; Harem literature; Institution of polygamy in Africa; and Afro-American literature. 

Below is the list of (selected) presentations of her research papers at International conferences.

  • 2018: ‘Sisteracrhy’ in Sisterhood: African Women Writers’ Difficult Relationship with Feminism’, African Literature Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., 23rd May-26thMay, 2018
  • 2017: ‘Women and Biafra’, Legacies of Biafra Conference, SOAS, University of London, 21st -22 nd April, 2017.
  • 2014: ‘I’m not One of Them But I’m Not One of You’: Colonial Education and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Women’, ASAUK Biennial Conference, University of Sussex, 9th-11th September 2014.
  • 2013: ‘‘Ain’t I a Woman?’: Feminism and African Women Writers’, FWSA Biennial Conference: The Lady Doth Protest: Mapping Feminist Movements, Moments and Mobilisations, University of Nottingham, 21st-23rd June 2013.
  • 2012: ‘‘Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?’: Representations of Islam in Leila Aboulela’s Work’, Islam and the West: A Love Story?, University of Glasgow, 24th November 2012.
  • 2012: ‘‘The Past is Only Yesterday’: Postcolonial Trauma in Nigerian Fiction’, Postcolonial Trauma Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 13th -14th September 2012. 
  • 2012: ‘‘Remember to Forget’: Nigerian Civil War and a Legacy of Frustration’, ASAUK Biennial Conference 2012, University of Leeds, 6th -8th September 2012.
  • 2012: ‘Exhuming the Ghost of a Troubled Present: Memory and Reconciliation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun’, Haunting Memories – Unsettled pasts and disputed spaces, University of Stirling, 18th May 2012.
  • 2012: Performance of text recorded for the exhibition: Hutchinson S, Kennedy A & Mcstravick C. ‘(SAC) Ongoing Bodies: Le Syndrome de Paris Suite’. Multimedia installation, 2 – 18 February 2012, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
     

Zulfiqar, S. (In Press 2022). "Sharing a Husband: The Representation of Polygamy in Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood (1979)". Research in African Literatures.

Zulfiqar, S. (2015). 'Do Muslim Women Need Saving Again? Representations of Islam in Leila Aboulela's Fiction', Published. Sadia Zulfiqar and Sumita Mukherjee (Eds.), Islam and the West: A Love Story?,, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Zulfiqar, S. & Mukherjee, S. (2015). Introduction, Published. Sadia Zulfiqar and Sumita Mukherjee (Eds.), Islam and the West: A Love Story?, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Zulfiqar, S. (2016). African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Zulfiqar, S. & Mukherjee, S. (2015). Islam and the West: A Love Story?, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Zulfiqar, S. (2022). "Creative Remembrance, Women and Baifra". 4th Biennal Conference, African Studies Association Africa, University of Cape Town, Virtual, Virtual.

Zulfiqar, S. (2022). "The Politics of Historical Fiction and Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun". Historical Fictions Research Conference, Virtual, Virtual.

Zulfiqar, S. (2021). 'Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and the Politics of Censorship'. African Literature Association Annual Conference. Beyond Censorship: Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse, Virtual, Virtual.

Zulfiqar, S. (2019). 'Harem and Muslim Women'. Thirteenth Humanities and Social Science Conference, LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan.

Zulfiqar, S. (2018). 'Sisteracrhy' in Sisterhood: African Women Writers' Difficult Relationship with Feminism'. African Literature Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, United States of America.

Zulfiqar, S. (2017). 'Women and Biafra'. Legacies of Biafra Conference, SOAS, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

Zulfiqar, S. (2016). 'Does Co-existence Exist? Leila Aboulela and her Fictional World'. 1st International Conference on Social Sciences, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University, Quetta, Pakistan.

Zulfiqar, S. (2015). 'New Narratives: Feminism and African Women Writers'. 3rd Annual Social Science Conference, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan.

Zulfiqar, S. (2014). 'I'm not One of Them But I'm Not One of You': Colonial Education and Tsitsi Dangarembga's Women'. ASAUK Biennial Conference, University of Sussex, Sussex, United Kingdom.

Zulfiqar, S. (2013). 'Ain't I a Woman?': Feminism and African Women Writers'. FWSA Biennial Conference: The Lady Doth Protest: Mapping Feminist Movements, Moments and Mobilisations, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Zulfiqar, S. (2012). 'The Past is Only Yesterday': Postcolonial Trauma in Nigerian Fiction'. Postcolonial Trauma Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Zulfiqar, S. (2012). 'Remember to Forget': Nigerian Civil War and a Legacy of Frustration'. ASAUK Biennial Conference 2012, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Zulfiqar, S. (2012). 'Exhuming the Ghost of a Troubled Present: Memory and Reconciliation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun'. Haunting Memories – Unsettled pasts and disputed spaces, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

Zulfiqar, S. (2012). 'Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?': Representations of Islam in Leila Aboulela's Work'. Islam and the West: A Love Story?, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.