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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.A., English, 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 South Asian Review, Journal of Postcolonial Writingariel: A Review of International English LiteratureISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and Environment and Environmental Communication. 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.

Research interests

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

Courses taught

  • WGS: 351 Global South Feminisms
  • ENG 345: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENG 342: Literature and the Environment
  • ENG 331: Global South Asian Film
  • ENG 341: Asian American Literature
  • ENG 490: Pakistani Fictions
  • ENG 365: Author Kamila Shamsie

Selected publications


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

Edited Collection

Guest Editor. Special Issue: The Environment of South Asia. South Asian Review. 42.4 (2021): 317-402.


“The Environment of South Asia: Beyond Postcolonial Ecocriticism.” Guest editor’s Introduction to special issue in South Asian Review 42.4 (2021): 317-323.  

“Animals, Others, and Postcolonial Ecomasculinities: Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 58.1 (2023): 197-212. Listen to Podcast.