Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Ambreen Salahuddin


Assistant Professor
Dr. Ambreen Salahuddin
Dr. Ambreen Salahuddin did her PhD in Gender Studies from the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Before that, she did her MA in Philosophy and MA in History from the same institution. She has a flare for cross-disciplinary research. Her area of research in PhD was Gender and Literature. Title of her PhD thesis was "Women’s lives and images: Traditional Symbolism in Pakistani Fiction". Prior to joining the Department of Gender Studies at the University of the Punjab as assistant professor, Dr Ambreen Salahuddin taught for more than 15 years as university faculty at LCWU and UMT. She worked as acting chairperson of the Department of Gender Studies and briefly as acting CoD of Department of Sociology at UMT.
Writing is her forte. She is a poet, writer, translator and critic. She has six published books and one of her translated works is under publication. Her research articles are published regularly in recognized research journals. She has compiled the first comprehensive glossary of gender studies in Urdu, titled as Farhang e Sinfi Mutaleyaat (2018). Her book Feminism in Modern Urdu Poetesses (2005) published by West Pakistan Urdu Academy, is included in syllabus of Gender Studies at a couple of universities. She was awarded Ada Jafri Adabi Award (2020) for her second book of poetry Sadyon jaise pal (2014) published by Sang e Meel publications, SATHA Innovation Award (2018) for translation of Richard Dawkins’ ‘Magic of Reality’ as Haqeeqat ka jadu (2018) published by Urdu Science Board, and P.E.N. Best “First Book” Award (2005) for her first book of poetry Sar e Dasht e GumaaN (2004). She has also translated Mansha Yaad’s celebrated novel RaaheiN into English with the title ‘Crossroads’ (2022) published by Pakistan Academy of Letters. Translation of her poem Behaya AurteiN is included in an anthology ‘Still we Sing”, which includes poetry on violence against women by South Asian women poets, edited by Sarita Jenamani (Austrian-based Indian poet), published by Dholi Books, India (January 2021).
Apart from translating novels, shorts stories and poetry, she also translated selected essays for MULOSIGE’s Translation Work on Urdu Criticism for SOAS University of London. Her poetry, short stories and criticism is published in international and national literary magazines regularly.
Research areas of interest:
Gender and literature
Feminist theology
Theological debates
Gender identities
Feminism
Women and politics
Women entrepreneurship
Women vendors
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