Shazia Rahman’s monograph Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019; Lahore: Folio Books, 2021) analyzes Pakistani women’s cinematic and literary fictions to amplify their environmental ways of belonging that counter religious nationalism.


PhD, English, University of Alberta

Other Publications

“Animals, Others, and Postcolonial Ecomasculinities: Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 58.1 (2023): 197-212.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989420952125

Guest Editor. Special Issue: The Environment of South Asia. Introduction. “Beyond Postcolonial Ecocriticism.” South Asian Review 42.4 (2021): 317-402.

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019; Lahore: Folio Books, 2021.

“Cosmopolitanism, internationalization and orientalism: Bharati Mukherjee’s peritexts.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 49.4 (September 2013): 405-418. Print.

“Land, Water, and Food: Eco-cosmopolitan Feminist Praxis in Sabiha Sumar’s Khamosh Pani.Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 5.2 (June 2011): 187-201. Print.

“Karachi, Turtles, and the Materiality of Place: Pakistani Eco-cosmopolitanism in Uzma Aslam Khan’s Trespassing.ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18.2 (Spring 2011): 261-282. Print.

“Orientalism, Deconstruction, and Relationality: Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days.” Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 15.4 (October-December 2004): 347-362. Print.

“The Packaging and Selling of a First Novel: Anita Rau Badami’s Tamarind Mem.” The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad 18.1 (Fall 1999): 86-99. Print.   



Shazia Rahman’s next project will be a memoir that integrates her recent personal essays:

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

  • “Queer Ecofeminism in Arundhati Roy’s Walking with the Comrades,” January 4, 2024, Panel 82: Women’s Narratives of Political Conflicts in the Global South, MLA 2024 Conference, Philadelphia

  • “Archipelagic Thought in Uzma Aslam Khan’s The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali,” 14-17 March, 2024, Seminar: South Asian Literature and Film in the Anthropocene: Multiscalar and Heterotemporal Narratives, ACLA 2024 Conference, Montreal




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