Humaira Saeed

Dr Humaira Saeed is a Lecturer in English Literature. She currently teaches on Postcolonial Texts and Reading Gender and Sexuality at level 3, and American Literature at level 1.

Humaira Saeed’s research focuses on:

  • Contemporary fiction and film from Pakistan, with a focus on women’s cultural production
  • Postcolonial and transnational feminist / queer theories and practices
  • Literature and sexual dissidence
  • Queer (South Asian) diasporas
  • Post 9-11 British culture
  • Gendered nationhood, affects of national belonging, and national geographies
  • Trauma, cultural memory and the politics of emotions.

Dr Saeed is currently working on a monograph entitled Persisting Partition: Affect, Memory and Trauma in Women’s Narratives of Pakistan, an article on post-9/11 representations of LGBT Muslims, and a book chapter on postcolonial sexualities.

Future research plans include a project on representations of Pakistan’s borderlands in contemporary culture, and collaborative work on Queer Diasporas.