Professor Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan

Dean ,'Department of English GS '
Phone No:0519265100

Education:M.A. English, Dept. of English Language and Literature

Punjab University, Lahore (1990-92)          

Ph.D. in English Studies from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. (2008)

 (title of doctoral thesis is, “Transcending the Raj?: An Analysis of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim in the Saidian Orientalist Perspective”)

       Postdoc (in progress) from University of North Carolina, United States of America 
ü  Professor  and Dean Faculty of English Studies, NUML, Islamabad.

ü  Assistant Professor          June 2009- March 2016      

    Dept. of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad.

ü  Lecturer in English       2007- 2009                            

 International Islamic University, Islamabad. 

ü  Lecturer in English   (On Deputation) 1999-2002

 International Islamic University, Islamabad.

ü Lecturer in English            2002- 2007

Gordon College Rawalpindi

ü Lecturer in English            1995 - 1999

At various colleges of Punjab(including Government College Mianwali, Pattoki, Gujrat,

Adviser on cultural affairs to the President IIUI.

Director IIU Schools

Students Advisor at International Islamic University Islamabad. January 2011 to February 2014.

§  Member Board of Studies, Faculty of Languages & Literature IIUI. (2000-todate).

§  Member Curriculum Designing Committee (CBS), IIUI. (2000-2002).

§ Member Board of Studies, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

§ Member Board of Studies, GC University Faisalabad

§ Member Board of Studies, University of Mansehra, KPK

§ Member committee, constituted by the Islamic University Rector  to negotiate with the administrators of madrasahs in Lahore in 2002 and select trainers to train English language teachers of madrasahs from Lahore Division.

§  Arranged two-weeks long Madrasah Teachers’ Training Workshop at IIUI in August 2013

§  Arranged second training workshop for madrassah teachers in collaboration with PAS, US Embassy Islamabad.

§  Editor Newsletter, IIUI                               (2001-2002)

Editor Me’yar: Journal of Urdu Studies (English section)


Supervised 8 PhDs and 37 M.Phil scholars so far

§  HEC recognized research supervisor

§  Research Supervisor, Faculty of Advanced Integrated Studies, NUML, Islamabad

§  Research Supervisor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Air University, Islamabad

§  Research Supervisor, Area Studies Center, Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad.

§  Research Supervisor, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus.

§  Research Supervisor, Faculty of Languages & Literature




1. Global Terror and the Rise of Xenophobia/ Islamophobia: An analysis of American Cultural Production since September 11. Published in Islamic Studies, vol.49, Winter 2010.

2. Eastern Symbolism and the Recovery of Selfhood in taufiq Rafat’s Arrival of the Monsoon. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. Vil. 14, no.2, 2011.

3.  “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the Post-September/11 Power Politics”, published in Pakistan Journal of American Studies (2007), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

4. ‘Transcending the Self:? Appropriation of Eastern Mystical Thought in Kipling’s Work with the Focus on Kim’. Published in The Kipling Journal, London. March 2009.

5.  (Book review) Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin. Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11. Review article published in Islamic Studies 50:3-4 (2011) pp. 469–474.

6. “Unwilled Choices”: Exilic Perspectives on Home and Location in the Works of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid. The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar. Volume XXI, NO.2, 2013

7. Requiem of a (Socialist) Dream: Locating Tarar’s Aiy Ghazal-i-Shab in Global Capitalism. Bunyad, vol.5, 2014. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.

8. Allan Christelow. Algerians without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society. Islamic Studies. 51:3 (2012) pp. 337–343


9. Postcolonial Pakistani Literature in English: Reflections on Identity. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. AllamaIqbal Open University, Islamabad.. autumn 2011


10.      Gender-Oriented Code-Switching: A Case-Study of English Language Teachers at Pakistani Universities. In International Journal of Academic Research. Vol. 3. No. 4. July, 2011, II Part, pp.410-415.

11. “Queer but Language: A Sociolinguistic Study of Farsi” in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol.1 No. 10; August 2011.

12.      “Romance and Revolution: Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention” in Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. XIX, no.01, Spring 2011.

13.      Culturally Distant Discoursal and Linguistic Patterns Experienced and Learned through Museums. In International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH) Vol: 38, 2010.


14. Impact of Radical Islamisation of Education on Pakistani Society. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies

              June 2012.

15. A Motivational Analysis of the Mimetic Characters of ‘Ma’ and ‘Cheel’ in TehminaDurrani’s Novel Blasphemy. European Scientific Journal

ISSN: 1857 – 7881. October 2012


16.      Fragile Times: An Analysis of Postmodernist  Form of MustansarHussainTarar’s Novel Khas-o-KhashakZamanay. Me ‘yar        : Journal of Urdu Studies


17. Literary Globalization and the Politics and Poetics of Translations. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. University of Gujrat. 2013


18. Traces of Clash of Civilizations Thesis in Selected Pakistani and American Post-9/11 Short Stories. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI.


19. Trauma Theory and Post-9/11 Literature: The Case of Pakistani and American Fiction Writers. Conference proceedings abstracted in Journal of Parkinsonism & Restless Legs Syndrome 2012:2


20.     Dialectical Criticism in the Poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Pablo Neruda: A Comparative Study. Me’yar. Faculty of Languages and Literature, IIUI.


21. Poetics of Cross-cultural Assimilation: A Study of TaufiqRafat’s ‘Reflections’. Bunyad: A Journal of Urdu Studies. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.


22. George Joffe. Islamist Radicalization in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism. Islamic Studies. 2015

§  Islamophobia versus Islamotopia’ presented at International Conference on ‘Islam, Pakistan and South Asia’ held at International Islamic University Islamabad, 6-7 March, 2012.

§  “Apocalypse Now?”: Post-September 11 Power Politics and Global Futures, presented at Cardiff University, UK, from 2-3 July, 2009.

§  ‘Cracking/Rewriting the Western Canon: A  Study of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey  and Wole Soyinka’s The Bacchae of Euripedes.’ Presented at 3rd Annual Comparative Literature Conference, at University of Alberta, Canada. The theme of the conference was “CULTURES ACROSS BORDERS: NEGOTIATING THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL”

from 13-14 March 2010.

§  “Romance and Revolution”: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Question of Postcolonial Intervention. Presented at Faiz Conference, Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, 2009.

§  “Curriculum and Ideology in Material Design”, presented at SPELT International conference, Agha Khan UniversityKarachi. September 2005.

§  “Teaching English at IIUI – The Problem of Islamic, Secular or Neutral English” presented at 18th International SPELT conference held in October 2002 at AIOU, Islamabad

§  “Designing Tasks for Communicative Classes” – at 19thInternational SPELT conference held in October 2003 at OPF, Islamabad.

§   “From Witch-hunts and Communist-hunts to Terrorist-hunts: Placing Miller’s The Crucible in the context of September/11 Power Politics”, presented at 10th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, in November 2007.

§  ‘Ties that Bind: The Exilic Perspectives on Home and Family in the Fiction of Zulfikar Ghose and Mohsin Hamid’. 11th International Conference on American Studies at Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad, November 2008.

§  “War of Words”: American Media since September 11. Presented at 12th American Studies Conference, Area Study Center, QA University Islamabad, Oct 2009.

§  “American Media and Popular Narratives since September 11.” Delivered at Area Study Center, QAU, Islamabad.

A number of seminars delivered at Air University Islamabad; Quaid-a-Azam University, Islamabad; Gujrat University, Gujrat; GC University Faisalabad, Gomal University, etc.