Dr. Muhammad Safdar

Dr. Muhammad Safdar

Dr. Muhammad Safdar

Assistant Professor


Dr. Muhammad Safdar is educated and trained in multicultural environments at Universities in Pakistan, the UK, and the USA. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Literature, Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Central Punjab. He served as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) Sialkot Campus for nine years. He completed his Ph.D. in English (Literature) from the University of Gujrat (UoG), Pakistan. In addition to doing a Master, MPhil, and Ph.D. in English Literature, he also did a Master in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He won and availed a fully-funded scholarship from US State Department for the professional development training course International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
His research articles and book chapters are published in peer-reviewed and impact factor (Q1) international journals and books published by Routledge, Wiley, Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature), and IGI Global. UMT awarded him the Best Research Award 2019. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Intersections: Genders and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (with special responsibilities for South Asia) indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. He has also worked as an international peer reviewer with Routledge, Sage, and IGI Global.
His research interests include gender, feminism, post/decoloniality, subjectivity, and critical theory.

Further details about his bio and research can be accessed at ORCID: 0000-0002-3927-3781

Ph.D. English Literature University of Gujrat 2022
M.Phil. English Literature Literature University of Gujrat 2017
MBA Marketing Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK 2011
M.A English Language and Literature Literature The University of Punjab 2005
IVLP Online Education State Department, USA 2019
Lecturer University of Management and Technology (UMT) Feb 2014 – Dec 2022
Assistant Professor University of Management and Technology (UMT) Dec 2022 – Feb 2023
1Safdar, M. & Usman, G.M. Gender in Hamid’s Fiction: A Reflection on the Cultural Transformation Brewing among Pakistani Women. Asian Women. June 2018, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 89-109. HEC Category X. SJR Q2. JCR 0.231, Indexed in SCOPUS and WoS.Online
2Safdar, M. & Yasmin, M. Muslim female subjectivity in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: Disrupting the binary of the religious and the secular in Pakistan. 2022. Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 701-711. Journal of Gender Studies. Routledge. HEC Category W. SJR Q1. JCR 2.539. Indexed in SCOPUS and WoS. Online
3 Safdar, M. & Yasmin, M. COVID‐19: A threat to educated Muslim women's negotiated identity in Pakistan. Gender, Work & Organization. 2020. Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 683-694. WILEY. HEC Category W. SJR Q1. JCR 3.465. Indexed in SCOPUS and WoS. Online
4Safdar, M. & Yasmin, M. English for specific purpose through facilitated and nonfacilitated MOOCs: An analysis of the learners' perspectives. Computer Applications in Engineering Education. 2021. Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 786-794. WILEY. HEC Category W. SJR Q1. JCR 1.532. Indexed SCOPUS and WoS. Online
5Safdar, M. Beyond the Binary of the Religious and the Secular: Mobility-shaped Agency of Muslim Women in Kamila Shamsie’s Fiction. Pakistan Social Sciences Review. 2021. Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 414-424. HEC Category Y. Online
6Safdar, M. & Ahmad, R. Derivational Morphology in Urdu: A Lexical Morphology Approach. Linguistics and Literature Review. 2021. Vol. 7, Issue 1. HEC Category Y. Online
7Safdar, M. Gender and Environment: Predicament of Tribal Women of Pakistan in Jamil Ahmad’s The Wandering Falcon. Journal of Contemporary Poetics, 2020 (35-55), 4(1,2). HEC Category Y. Online
8Safdar, M. & Yasmin, M. Redefining Pakistani Muslim Wifehood in Hamid’s and Shamsie’s Fiction. 2022. Cogent: Arts and Humanities. Vol. 8, Issue 1. Routledge. HEC Category X. SJR Q2. Indexed in SCOPUUS and WoS. Online
9. Safdar, M. & Yasmin, M. Repositioning Sexuality of Spatially Mobile Muslim Women in Kamila Shamsie’s Broken Verses. 2022. National Identities. Routledge. HEC Category W. SJR Q1. Indexed in SCOPUS and WoS. Online
10Book Review. Khalid, A. & Safdar, M. Sovereign Attachments: Masculinity, Muslimness and Affective politics in Pakistan. Shenila Khoja-Moolji. 2021. Intersections (Australia),Issue 46. HEC Category X. SJR Q1. Indexed in SCOPUS and WoS. Online

Book Chapters

1Yasmin, M. & Safdar, M. Negotiated Gender Subjectivity of Muslim Women and Sustainability in Pakistan. 2022. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature). Under process to be indexed in SCOPUS.
2Safdar, M. & Yasmine, M. Spatial Mobility, Pakistani Muslim Female Subjectivity, and Third space between the Secular and the Religious in Kamila Shamsie’s Broken Verses. 2022. Gender, Place and Identity of South Asian Women. IGI Global. Under process to be indexed in SCOPUS

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