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Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Known For: Professor of English at Montclair State University
Country: United States

About

Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Professor of English at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Tufts University in Boston. Her most recent books are A Critical Stage: The Role of Secular Alternative Theatre in Pakistan and the best-selling edited collection, Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out. 

Syracuse University Press is publishing her memoir, Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani-Style, in Spring 2010. She is author of many articles on Pakistani politics and Islamization published regularly in Counterpunch and is an invited speaker at national and international conferences. She has lectured around the world and is the recipient of several fellowships, including the W.E.B Dubois Fellowship at Harvard University, a Rotary Fellowship, an American Institute of Pakistan Studies grant and a Fulbright Scholarship.

Additionally, Fawzia is a trained vocalist in the North Indian Classical tradition, and also performs fusion with jazz musicians. She is a writer and performer with the experimental theater collective,  Compagnie Faim de Siecle of which she was a founding member, and with Ajoka (a leading alternative Pakistani theatre company). Fawzia also acts in a one-woman show, Scheherezade Goes West.

Videos

GTV – Fawzia Afzal Khan – New Trends in Sufi Music – 4

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