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Shazia Rahman

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: English


Email: Shazia Rahman
Phone: 937-229-3614
HM 242


  • Ph.D., English, University of Alberta
  • B.Ed., Primary/Junior, University of Toronto
  • M.A., English, University of Toronto
  • B.A., English and Exceptionality in Human Learning, University of Toronto


Dr. Shazia Rahman was born in Pakistan and raised in Canada. After studying at the Universities of Toronto and Alberta, she taught at Western Illinois University. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, ariel: A Review of International English Literature, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment, Environmental Communication, and Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory. She joined the faculty at the University of Dayton as an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literatures in 2019. Her research and teaching emerge from her intersecting interests in global, gender, and environmental issues. In 2020, when she had the honor of welcoming the UD class of 2024, she was able to encourage a wider audience of students to take these issues to heart. Visit the College Newsroom blog to watch her address.

Faculty Perspective

"I had never even visited Ohio before my on-campus interview here. However, since my arrival, I have found genuinely supportive colleagues engaged in important work and encouraging of all the various strands of my research and teaching interests. My students are intellectually curious and willing to join our conversations about the wider world in which we live and the problems we all face. What more could a professor want?"

Courses Taught

  • ENG 345: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 331: Global South Asian Film
  • ENG 341: Asian American Literature
  • ENG 490: Pakistani Fictions
  • ENG 342: Literature and the Environment

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Literatures
  • South Asian Literature and Culture
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ecofeminism

Selected Publications

“Animals, Others, and Postcolonial Ecomasculinities: Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 19 September 2020. Listen to Podcast.

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women’s Literary and Cinematic Fictions (August 2019, University of Nebraska Press). Visit University of Nebraska Press.