Performance Studies, Prison Literature, Human Rights, Gender Issues and Communication skills (public speaking).
Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 202002
Samina Khan is Professor at the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. An Academician, Researcher and Humanist, she has taught for almost thirty-five years and completed her education from Banasthali Vidyapeeth, a premium institution of women's education in India, Rajasthan University. She holds a PhD in English Literature from AMU. Prof. Khan's area of specialization is Drama and Comparative Literature. Twelve scholars have been awarded PhD under her supervision, and currently, she has been supervising four Research projects. Her areas of interest and research include Performance Studies, Prison Literature, Human Rights, Gender Issues and Communication skills (public speaking). Prof. Khan's talks and workshops also focus on education as a powerful tool to bring about social change. Her recent works include a book, "Shaw and Iqbal: An assertion of Vitalistic Trends". Her articles have been published in national and international journals. She has also travelled far and wide presenting papers in national and international seminars. She had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong, Mauritius and the UK for participating in various academic events. She is currently associated with a major project: Urdu Translation of Ambedkar writings, a joint initiative by the Ambedkar foundation and Ministry of Social Justice, Govt. of India. Her ongoing research is a compilation of voicing the narratives of rape victims which shall be published shortly. She is also the editor of the English section, Journal of Faculty of Arts, AMU. Her other efforts at service of AMU include Teacher Mentor, Manager AMU school, Academic advisor, Member of Research Committee, Permanent Member Alumni Affairs Committee, AMU, EC member, AMU Women's club and humanist for which she was recognized through Zakir Hussain Foundation, Pentagon Excellence Award. Prof. Khan is proactive in gender justice issues and was appointed a member of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), which AMU constituted for prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students at the workplace. She was also appointed as the Nodal teacher, Gender Champion Scheme sanctioned by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi. Council for Research and Empowerment of Women (CREW) conferred her honorary membership. In addition to these, she holds the position of life membership of Foundation for Study of Literature and Environment (FSLE) India and Joint secretary of the same organization of Uttar Pradesh West zone. She is a regular participant and invited speaker in various opinion polls and interaction on social/academic/national issues in print and electronic media.