Dr Aroosa Kanwal is Assistant Professor in English Literature and Incharge, Department of English at the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan. She recently held a postdoctoral fellowship at Lancaster University, UK (2018-2020). She is the author of ‘The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing’ (Routledge, 2019) and ‘Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction: Beyond 9/11’ (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015). Her monograph received the KLF-Coca-Cola award for the best non-fiction book of the year 2015. She is a recipient of the 2018 UK Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Kanwal is currently working on two monographs, contracted to Routledge, UK. She is also Co-Investigator and a Node-Leader (Pakistan) for Muslim Women Popular Genre, AHRC-funded project (2021-2023). She is an Editor of the ‘Journal of Contemporary Poetics’ (IIUI).