Dr. Bahramand Shah
Dr. Bahramand Shah has a PhD in English Literature and Criticism from Indiana University
of Pennsylvania. His area of specialization is post-9/11 fiction, specifically focusing on
Orientalism, Occidentalism, postcolonialism, trauma and terrorism. He also holds Master in
TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fulbright scholar (2007-2013). He has
published articles on the themes of the conflictive relationship between the West and Islam, and
the harmful manipulation of the media to establish a discourse wherein Islam and Muslims are
stereotyped through the use of old strategies of Orientalism.
Dr Tahir Jamil:
Masters International Studies, Claremont colleges, Los Angeles USA
M.Phil American Studies ASC, QAU
PhD Political Science, Claremont colleges, Los Angeles USA
Diploma in American Political Development
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Area of Expertise, American Politics, World Politics, and Public Policy
Dr Sadia Sulaiman (Assistant Professor Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad)
Dr Sadia Sulaiman is currently serving as Assistant Professor at the ASC, QAU. She completed her
PhD on the Failure of US Post-Conflict Reconstruction Process in Afghanistan post-September
2001 from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Her areas of expertise
include peace and conflict studies, counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism, US foreign policy
and post-conflict reconstruction in the special context of Afghanistan and
Pakistan. Dr Sadia Sulaiman has worked as the Deputy Head of Terrorism and Insurgency Unit
(TIRU) at Thomson Reuters in Singapore. She is a Fulbright Fellow, and has also worked as a
Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI).
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa (Fulbright and Commonwealth Alumnus) holds an MS in African
American Studies from Boston University, USA (2009), and a PhD in English Literature from
University of Durham, UK (2017). She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa has received a distinction in her M.A., a gold medal in her B.A., a silver
medal in her Intermediate, and a distinction in her Matriculation. She has also received South
Asian Star Girl Academic Award for best South-Asian student of the year 2000 and various
merit scholarships in her academic career. In addition, she has worked with the British Council,
USAID, UNDP, AUSAID, and HASP on various academic and social welfare programmes
between 2007 and 2012. Her teaching and research interests include African American Studies,
Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Poststructuralism, Transnational Feminism, Pakistani
literature in English, and Contemporary Women’s writing.
Dr. Munawar Hussain Panhwer
Maters in IR 1997
M.Phil. American Studies 2006
Ph.D. IR 2018
Topper in Social Sciences under graduation, Shah Abdul Lateef University, Khairpur Mirs
Best Teacher in SALU 2001
Diplomat Foreign Office Trainer Course 2005
Security Policy Making Course under IVLP. US, 2006
Ms. Sarah Ahsan
Ms. Sarah Ahsan is currently working as Senior Research Fellow at ASC, QAU. She
completed her M.Phil. in American Studies from the same institute in 2016. She was selected as
a Visiting Scholar for Training in American Studies and Research Methodology, at Ball State
University USA in Association with US State Department year 2014.
She did her BS English Language and Literature from International Islamic University in 2012.
Apart from that, as a private student she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in TEFL, from Allama
Iqbal Open University, in year 2015. She also did B.Ed in the year 2014 from Allama Iqbal Open
University. Her working experience as a visiting faculty member comprises the teaching of
English Comprehension and Composition, English II (Communication Skills) lab and course,
and Basics of Academic Writing, at International Islamic University, Islamabad and FAST-
NUCES in the years 2014-2016 respectively.