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|Masood Ashraf Raja|
|Associate Professor-English, Director-UNT-NUML Partnership|
| Auditorium Building, 112, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203-5017 Department of English |
| firstname.lastname@example.org Postcolonial Space Cross-Cultural Talk Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies |
| * Postcolonialism, Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, Postmodernism, Islam, Pakistan |
|Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent |
| Doctor of Philosophy||English/ Dissertation: Texts of a Nation: The Cultural, Political, and Religious Imaginary of Pakistan.||Florida State University||2006|
| Master of Arts||English||Belmont University||2002|
| Bachelor of Arts||English||Belmont University||2000|
| Diploma||Japanese Language||National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan||1991|
| Bachelor of Arts||English, History, Political Science||Pakistan Military Academy||1985|
- Postcolonial Literature and Theory
- Globalization and Cosmopolitanism
- Poetics and Politics of the Muslim World
- Political Islam
- South Asia
- Pakistan--History, Culture, and Current Affairs
- Interpreter: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Japanese
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Rank||Department / School||College / Office||University / Company|
|2013-Present||Associate Professor||English||Arts and Sciences||University of North Texas|
|2010-2013||Assistant Professor||English||Arts and Sciences||University of North Texas|
|2006-2010||Assistant Professor||English||Arts and Sciences||Kent State University|
|2002-2006||Graduate Teaching Assistant||English||Arts and Sciences||Florida State University|
|1985-1996||Major (Retired)||Sind Regiment||Infantry||Pakistan Army|
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY)||Percentage Teaching||Percentage Research||Percentage Service|
| Year||Publication|| Type|
Democratic Criticism and the Importance of Islamic Hermeneutics of Reading in the Twenty-First Century. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies Vol. 36 (3) 2013: 449-464.
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Co-edited with Hillary Stringer and Zach VandeZande
"Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan. South Asian History and Culture, Volume, 4 (3) 2013: 427-428
Exclusionary Narratives, Ambivalence, and Humanistic Studies. Journal of English Literary and Linguistic Studies. Vol 1, No 1 2012: 13-20.
|Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
|2011||Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals|
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Organization||Position||Classification|
|2011-Present||Journal of Postcolonial Networks||Member Editorial Board||Refereed Journal|
|2011-Present||Palgrave Publishers||Series Editorial Board Member||Series on Postcolonialism and Religions|
|2010-Present||Sikh Studies: Current Perspectives||Managing Editor||Refereed Journal|
|2010-Present||Sikh Studies: Current Perspectives||Editorial Board Member||Refereed Journal|
|2009-Present||Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies||Editor||Refereed Journal|
|2009-2012||PMLA||Member Advisory Committee||Refereed Journal|
|2011||The Role of a Humanistic Education in a Globalized World||Keynote Speaker||Heavy Industries Taxila Education City, Pakistan|
|2010||Pakistan: History and Politics||Keynote Speaker||Amnesty International, Denton Chapter|
|2009||US Pakistan Relations||Keynote Speaker||The Franklin Club, Akron|
|2009||Pakistan and Afghanistan||Keynote Speaker||Ohio Democratic Alliance|
|2008||Jihad in Islam||Invited Speaker||Belmont University, Seventh Annual Symposium|
|2008||Pakistan and Three Cups of Tea||Discussion Leader||Akron Peace Group|
|2006||Kent State GED Scholars Annual Event||Guest Speaker||Kent State GED Scholars|
|2003||Iraq war and Islam||Guest Speaker||Tallahassee Veterans for Peace|
| Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Title||Sponsor||Funding||Role||Status|
|2013-2016||UNT-NUML Partnership||Department of State||$1,000,000||Principal Investigator||Active|
|2009-2010||Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies||American Institute of Pakistan Studies||$1500.00||Other||Completed|
|2009||MLA Conference Presentation||American Insitute of Pakistan Studies||$600.00||Other||Completed|
|Year||Agency/Organization||Field of Expertise|
|2010||Oxford University Press||Monograph Review|
|2010||South Asian Review||South Asian Literature|
|2010||Council of Editors of Learned Journals||Horizon Award Judge|
|2009-12||PMLA Advisory Committee||Middle Eastern Literature|
|2009||South Asia Journal||South Asian Studies|
|2009||American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences||Islamic Studies|
|2008-2009||Prose Studies||Postcolonial Studies|
|2008||International Journal of Asian Philosophical Association||Asian Studies|
|2007||Postcolonial Text||Postcolonial Studies|
- Postmodern Fiction, (Graduate), Summer 2010
- Great Books II, Spring 2010
- Honors Colloquium II, Spring 2010
- Honors Colloquium, Fall 2009
- Directed Independent Study (DIS), Fall 2009
- Postcolonial Literature, (Graduate), Fall 2009
- Postmodern Fiction, (Graduate), Summer 2009
- Honors Colloquium II, Spring 2009
- Senior Seminar, Spring 09
- Honors Colloquium I, Fall 2008
- Research and Pedagogy, (Graduate), Fall 2008
- Eng. Writing II, Summer 08
- Honors Colloquium II, Spring 2008
- Literary Theory, Spring 08
- World Literature. Spring 08
- Honors Colloquium I, Fall 2007
- Postcolonial Literature and Theory, (Graduate), Fall 2007
- The postcolonial Novel and the Nation-State, Gaduate, (Ayham Abuzaid), Fall 2009.
- Research Methods, Graduate, (Hanan Hindi), Fall 2009.
- Postmodern Fiction, Graduate, (Jason Ellis), Spring 2009.
- World Literature, Undergraduate, (Anthony Garcia), Spring 2009.
- Cosmopolitanism and Globalization, Graduate, (Swaralipi Nandi), Fall 2008.
- Cosmopolitanism and Globalization, Graduate, (Kolter Kiess and Yufang Lin), Summer 2008.
- Research Methods, Undergraduate, (Andrew Smith), Spring 2007.
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Student Name||Classification||Type||Project/Thesis/Dissertation|
|2009-Present||Yufang Lin||Director||Graduate Research||Dissertation|
|2009-Present||Swaralipi Nandi||Director||Graduate Research||Dissertation|
|2010||Kelly McFarland (History)||Member (CAS Representative)||Graduate Research||Dissertation|
|2009||Kolter Kiess||Director||Graduate Research||MA Thesis|
|2009||Yufang Lin||Director||Graduate Mentoring/Advising||Ph.D Exams|
|2009||Swaralipi Nandi||Director||Graduate Mentoring/Advising||Ph.D Exams|
|2008||Elizabeth Tussey||Director||Undergraduate Research||Honors Thesis|
|2008||Andrew Smith||Director||Undergraduate Research||Honors Thesis|
|2007||Mayuri Deka||Committee Member||Graduate Research||Dissertation|
|2010||David Murad||Member||Graduate Research||PhD Exams|
|2009||Robin Bellinson||Member||Graduate Research||PhD Exams|
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Committee||Position||Classification|
|2011-2012||English Department, Victorian Search Committee||Member||University of North Texas|
|2010-2011||South Asia Peace Conference||Member, Organizing Committee||University of North Texas|
|2010-2010||English Department, Creative Writing Search Committee||Member||University of North Texas|
|2010-2010||UNT Peace Symposium Organizing Committee||Member||University of North Texas|
|2010-2010||Graduate Admissions Committee||Member||University of North Texas|
|2009-2010||Education Department Search Committee||Member||Kent State University|
|2008-2009||Graduate Studies Committee||Member||Kent State University|
|2007-2009||, Graduate Literature Subcommittee||Member||Kent State University|
|2007-2008||Department Representative AAUP-KSU Chapter||Department Representative|| |
|2006-2007||Undergraduate Literature Subcommittee||Member||Kent State University|
|2006||Creative Writing Search Committee||Member|| |
|Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)||Organization||Position||Classification|
|2009-Present||American Institute of Pakistan Studies||Member|| |
|2008-Present||Society for Critical Exchange||Member|| |
|2006-Present||American Association of University Professors||Member|| |
|2004-Present||Modern Languages Association||Member|| |
|2004-Present||American Comparative Literature Association||Member|| |
|2004-Present||South Asian Literary Association||Member|| |
|2010-2015||MLA: South Asia Discussion Group||Member, Executive Committee||Elected Position|
|2007||Davis Award for Best Dissertation||Florida State University|
|2006||Davis Award for Outstanding Career as a Graduate Student||Florida State University|
|2004||Program For Instructional Excellence; Outstanding Teaching Award||Florida State University|
|2003||Bryan Hall Award in Teaching Excellence||Florida State University|
|2002||Graduate Writing Award||Belmont University|
|2002||Best Prose Writing Award, September 11 Writing Contest||Belmont Literary Journal|
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- Barrett, Kevin. Conrad's Islamic shadow. Veterans Today. July 2013.
- Cilano, Cara. Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State. Routledge, 2013.
- Ahmed, Rehana, Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin (eds). Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Routledge Research in Postcolonial. Routledge, 2012.
- Mansoor, Asma. "Post 9/11 Identity Crisis in H.M Naqvi's Home Boy." Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies [Online], 4.2 (2012): 8-44. Web. 8 Oct. 2012.
- ---. The Notes of a New Harp: Re-Carving the self in Contemporary Pakistani Poetry in English. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, 2012.
- Nandi, Swaralipi. "Reading Qurratulain Hyder's River of Fire Against the Rhetoric of Radical Hindu Nationalism." Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 14 (2) 2012: 279-297.
- Hyder, AA. "United States' Strategy and Strategic Partnerships - Understanding Others' Perspective." ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, 2011.
- MAJ William D. Chesher . Understanding the Influence of the Pakistani Government in South Asia. School of Advanced Military Studies, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 2010
- Coldfield, Anna C. "Confusion in the Universe: Conflict and Narrative in Qurratulain Hyder's River of Fire. The Annual of Urdu Studies, Vol. 25 (2010)
- Bernardo Michael. Review of Chester, Lucy P., Borders and Conflicts in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. October, 2010.
- Wicket, Sticky. "Political Apathy Crosses all Racial & Ethnic Barriers: Obama, President of this Nation, not just Minority Groups." USA Riseup, 7/27/2010.
- Barnard, Ian. "The Difficulties of Teaching Non-Western Literature in the United States. Radical Teacher, Issue 87, Spring 2010: 44-54.
- Belmekki, Belkacem. "Rationale for the Indian Muslims' Philosophy of Loyalism to British Colonial Rule in the Nineteenth Century. " Atenea, Vol. 27 (1) 2007: 41-52.
- Nagarajan, M. S. "Evaluating and Enigma." The Hindu, April 4, 2006.
- MC Monteiro - F2005 - Editora CaetésCorigurações do feminino nas manifestações literárias, pos colonizados na fábula gótica de The Unbelonging.
|Author of Constructing Pakistan (Oxford UP), Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory and the editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. |
Dr. Raja specializes in politics of the Islamic world, issues of Islamic radicalism, and US relations with the Muslim world with a specific focus on Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Dr. Raja moved from Pakistan, his native country, to America in 1996 after ten years of military service as an officer in the Pakistan army. Raja hopes to foster a better understanding between the people of his primary culture and the rest of the world through his writings, teaching assignments, and through public intellectual exchanges. He is currently working on his second book, entitled Secular Fundamentalism: Poetics of Incitement and the Muslim Sacred.