Atoofa Najeeb

Atoofa Najeeb

Lecturer

Atoofa Najeeb is currently serving as Lecturer, at University of Central Punjab. She did her MS in English Linguistics and Literature from Air University, Islamabad with specialization in Trauma Literature. Her further research also focuses mainly on the Trauma within Pakistani context. She is a book reviewer and has got her reviews published in journal and newspapers as well. She also presented her paper in GlobELT 2016 in Turkey. She is a keen researcher and an avid book reader. She is teaching diverse courses in English, communication skills, presentations techniques and literature to undergraduate.

  • Trauma in Literature.
  • Critical Discourse Analysis.
  • Language and Identity.
  • Post-Colonial Literature.
  • Contemporary Literature.
  • Pakistani Literature in English.

Education

M.Phil in Linguistics and Literature
Air University, Islamabad.

B.S. (Hons) in Language and Literature
Islamic International University, Islamabad.

F.Sc in Pre- Medical
Army Public School And College System Westridge III, Rawalpindi.

Matric in Science
Beaconhouse School System, Rawalpindi.

Publication

Thesis: Past as a Traumatic Present: Depiction of War and Migration in Pakistani Fiction in English.   Presentations:

  • Presented paper entitled as “Discourse in Black and White: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Caricatures in Dawn Newspapers” in 4th International Conference on “Language, Literature and Society” (ICLLS) 2017, held by Pakistan Academy of Letters.
  • Presented paper entitled as “Of Idiots and Egoists: Awakening Environmental Care Government Offices to Plan Ecological Consciousness” in Critical Thinking Forum’s Conference “Women, Environment and Environmental Justice (ICWEEJ)” in December 2016.
  • Presented paper entitled as “Negotiating Cultural Loss: New Indexicalities of the Indigenization of English in Pakistan” in GlobELT 2016 – International Conference on Linguistics at Antalya, Turkey.
  • Presented paper on a topic named “(De) Gendered Language: A Lakoffian Study of Facebookers and Twitterites in Pakistan” in the International Conference on Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature (ETRL3) 2015 at Air University, Islamabad.
  • Paper entitled, “K’Karachi say log: Discourse analysis of Chand Nawab’s Character in Bajrangi Bhaijan” got accepted at First International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2015) at Kinnaird College for Women at Lahore.

Book Reviews

  • Reviewed book, “Beyond 9/11: Rethinking Identities” by Dr Aroosa Kanwal. (Pak Observer).
  • Reviewed book, “Teaching Communication from A to Z” by Prof Dr Wasima Shehzad. (The Nation).

Contributions and Achievements

  • Delivered Lecture in Allama Iqbal Open University in workshop conducted by Department of Pakistani languages and Literature (2017).
  • Served as IELTS Examiner of modules in mock test conducted by ABN in collaboration with British Council in Serena (2016).
  • Delivered Lecture in Allama Iqbal Open University in workshop conducted by Department of Pakistani languages and Literature (2016).
  • Appeared as guest speaker and Youth volunteer of BBC Urdu.
  • Worked as Drafter and Student volunteer in Policy Dialogue on Language. Joint venture of HEC and Air University.
  • Freelancing Digital Marketer at the Digital Factory.
  • Poetry recital as a poet at First “Nayi Nasal Mushaira” at Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad.
  • Worked as a Student body Media Team Head and Academic Session Coordinator at the International Conference on Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature (ETRL3) at Air University, Islamabad.
  • Founding member – President of reader’s guild named “Pehla Sabaq” at Air University, Islamabad.
  • Served as Vice President at Air Media Club, Air University Islamabad.
  • Served as Vice President at Air Thespian Society, Air University Islamabad.
  • Pioneer Member and Co-Founder of English Reader’s Forum at International Islamic University.
  • Contributed to the Organizing Committee as a General Secretary in English Literary Society at International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  • Worked as a Researcher and Core Member of Human Rights Forum of at International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  • Worked as an Organizing Committee member in the International Women Conference named; Emerging Role of Women in Muslim Societies: Opportunities and Challenges at International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  • Worked as an Organizing Committee member in the International Conference named; The Literary Present and The Postcolonial Condition at international Islamic University, Islamabad.
  • Participated in Debate Competition scored 3rd price at Beaconhouse School System, Bahawalpur.
  • Received certificate of excellence in Urdu 2007-2008 at Beaconhouse School System, Rawalpindi.

Conferences/Seminar Participation/ Attended

  1. Attended British Council Event named, “UK- Pakistan Partners Event 2017”.
  2. Participated in the Hands-On training workshop on Corpus Linguistics, Developing Corpus Linguistics in Pakistan’ at Air University, Islamabad.
  3. Participated in the International Conference on Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature (ETRL3) at Air University, Islamabad.
  4. Participated in International Conference on Emerging Role of Women in Muslim Societies: Opportunities and Challenges at International Islamic University.
  5. Participated in International Conference on the Literary Present and the Postcolonial Condition at International Islamic University.
  6. Participated in the transparency International Pakistan’s Youth Integrity Survey 2014.
  7. Participated in PAKIOGRAPHY; An illustration of Pakistan, photography competition.
  8. Attended 1st showcasing symposium by HEC.
  9. Participated in a seminar on Managing your Career at International Islamic University.
  10. Participated in seminar on Role of Media in the Development of Science and Technology, Fostering Scientific Culture at International Islamic University.
  11. Participated in a seminar on How to keep yourself Healthy and fit at International Islamic University.
  12. Participated in a seminar on Dreaming at International Islamic University.
  13. Participated in a seminar on Power of words; Listen, Absorb, Speak at International Islamic University.
  14. Participated in Two days International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Representation of Women in Media and Literature at International Islamic University.

Experience

  1. Three weeks internship as content writer and media cell head at International Youth conference 2016.
  2. Worked as content writer and media cell head at ETRL3 conference at Air University.
  3. Worked as freelance social media blogger and digital marketer/ promoter with The Digital factory.

Hobbies and Interest

  • Not just a movie goer rather love to watch movies and series as a critic with a bird eye view.
  • Reading books and reviewing them, got reviews published in national newspapers.
  • Poetry and Fiction Writing 4- Exploring and adventure
  • Volunteer & Social work.
  • Possess Leadership qualities

atoofa.najeeb@ucp.edu.pk
+92-42-35880007 Ext:573
Faculty of English, University of Central Punjab