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HAZARA

UNIVERSITY
Faculty Resume
Name Dr. Mustanir Ahmad

Personal Department of English


Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan
Mobile: +92(333)1585 373
Office: +92(997)414 134
Academic • PhD English Language & Literature (2015)
International Islamic University Islamabad
Thesis Title: Magical Realism and Social Protest in the
Works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
• M.Phil. English Literature (2007)
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Thesis Title: Politics and Magic: A Comparative Study
of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of
Solitude and Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits
• M.A. English Literature (2004)
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Experience • 12 Jan 2012 – to date:
Assistant Professor of English
Dept. of English, Hazara University Mansehra,
Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan.
• 29 Nov 2005 – 11 Jan 2012:
Lecturer in English
Dept. of English, Hazara University Mansehra,
Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan.
• 18 Jan 2005 – 31 Oct 2005:
Lecturer in English,
Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan
• 04 Jan – 27 Aug 2004:
Lecturer in English,
Sarwar Shaheed (N.H.) Govt. Degree College for Boys
Gujar Khan, District Rawalpindi
Other Experience • 12 Oct 2016 – till date:
Warden, Faculty & Staff Hostel
Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan
• 30 Sep 2009 – 11 Jan 2012:
Patron, Hiking Society,
Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan
Editorial Experience  2005 – 2006. Provided Editorial Assistance in Data
Collection and Compilation of the Vice-Chancellor’s
Annual Report of Hazara University, Mansehra
 2005 – 2006. Editor, Quarterly Newsletter of Hazara
University, Mansehra
 2005 – 2006. Chairman, Press & Publication
Committee at Hazara University, Mansehra
 2004 – 2005. Editor of the Departmental Literary
Magazine, Nexus, at International Islamic University,
Islamabad
 2012 – to date. Reviewer. International Journal of
English and Literature (IJEL)
 2015 – to date. Consulting Editor / Reviewer.
Asian Journal of Latin American Studies (AJLAS),
South Korea
 2017 – to date. Reviewer. Kashmir Journal of
Language Research (Humanities). University of
AJ & K, Muzaffarabad

Honors and Awards  Distinction in M.A. English Literature


 Initiated M.Phil. Literature in English Programme

 Initiated M.Phil. Applied Linguistics Programme

 Initiated Ph.D. English Programme

Memberships • Member, Board of Studies in the discipline of English


at Abbottabad University of Science of Technology
(AUST), Abbottabad

• Member, Board of Studies in the discipline of English


at Islamia College University (ICU), Peshawar

• Member, Board of Studies in the discipline of English


at Hazara University, Mansehra

• Member, Guidance & Evaluation Committee


(MS/PhD Linguistics & Literature) at Air University,
Islamabad

• Evaluator / External Examiner at MS/MPhil/PhD


(Linguistics & Literature) level at Qurtuba University,
Peshawar

• Evaluator / External Examiner at MS/MPhil/PhD


(Linguistics & Literature) level at International Islamic
University, Islamabad

• Member, Central Purchase Committee at Hazara


University, Mansehra

• Member, Inquiry Committee at Hazara University,


Mansehra

Supervision  Supervised 25 M.Phil English students


(Degrees awarded)
 Currently supervising 08 M.Phil. students
 Supervised 11 BS/ MA English students
(Degrees awarded)
Service Activity  Head / Chairman of the Department of English
 Convener, Departmental Admission Committee
 Convener, Departmental Purchase Committee
 Convener, Graduate Research Committee
 Convener, Departmental Discipline Committee
 Convener, Departmental Exam Grievance Committee
Brief Statement of My primary area of interest / research is postcolonial
Research Interest Studies: Theory & Literature; Post-9/11 South Asian Fiction;
Latin American Literature; Psychoanalysis. However, I have
an equal claim in the fields of Applied and General
Linguistics.
Publications  Ahmad, M. (2013). A Drop of Rain and Other Poems.
(Books) United P.C. / Bloomsbury Books: London & Vienna.
ISBN 9783854386940
Publications 1. (Accepted, 2017). Role of Self-Compassion in
(Articles) Relationship between Work-Family Conflict and
Psychological Well-Being among Working Men and
Women. Journal of Behavioural Sciences (JBS).
27(2). ISSN: 1028-9097

2. (Accepted, 2017). American Beauty Empire and


Inscription Metaphor: A Study of Third World
Women as ‘Tabula Rasa’ in Sonia Singh’s Goddess
For Hire and Kavita Daswani’s The Village Bride of
Beverly Hills. Kashmir Journal of Language
Research.

3. (Accepted, 2017). Hemingway’s Code Hero in


Krishan Chandar’s “The Soldier”: An Intertextual
Analysis. Kashmir Journal of Language Research.

4. (2017). Third Cinema Approach and Anti-Colonial


Theory: Two trains towards one destination (A
Comparative Study of Sidhwa s Ice-Candy-Man and
Deepa Mehta s Earth 1947). Arts and Social Sciences
Journal. 8(4). Retrieved from
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/third-
cinema-approach-and-anticolonial-theory-two-trains-
towardsone-destination-a-comparative-study-of-
sidhwa-s-icecandyman-anddee-2151-6200-
1000285.pdf.
DOI: 10.4172/2151-6200.1000285, ISSN: 2151-6200

5. (2017). The Moderating Role of Pregnancy Status


among Coping Strategies, Depression, Anxiety and
Stress across Pakistani Married Women. Foundation
University Journal of Psychology. 2(1), 67-93.

6. (2016). Effect of ICTs Supported Communicative


Grammar Translation Model on Students’ English
Language Learning: A Formative Assessment.
Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 19(1), 157-
168.

7. (2016). Integration of Grammar Translation Method


with Communicative Approach: A Research
Synthesis. International Research Journal of Arts &
Humanities. 44, 121-130

8. (2016). Theme of death with special reference to


selected English and Arabic poets. Al-Azhaar: Bi-
annual Research Journal of Islamic Studies. 2(2), 34-
49.

9. (2016). Pantheistic strains in the poetic works of


William Wordsworth and Abdul Ghani Khan: A
comparative study. Al-Azhaar: Bi-annual Research
Journal of Islamic Studies. 2(1), 13-21.
10. (2016). Stress Placement in English Bi-Syllabic and
Tri-Syllabic Suffixed Words and their Roots by
Pashto Speakers in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (Pakistan).
International Research Journal of Arts &
Humanities. 44, 59-83

11. (2015). Buoyant celebration of life and blissful


blindness to harsh socio-cultural realities: A study of
D.H. Lawrence’s pre-War novels. International
Research Journal of Arts and Humanities. 43, 55-66.

12. (2015). Survey of students’ attitude towards learning


English in selected universities of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Language,
Linguistics and Literature, 3, 19-50.

13. (2015). Elements of social protest Gabriel García


Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold: A study in
magical realism. Asian Journal of Latin American
Studies, 28(2), 1-17.

14. (2014). Magical realism, social protest and anti-


colonial sentiments in One Hundred Years of Solitude:
An instance of historiographic metafiction. Asian
Journal of Latin American Studies, 27(2), 1-26.

15. (2012). Magical realism as social protest in Gabriel


Garcia Marquez’s Of Love and Other Demons. Asian
Journal of Latin American Studies, 25(3), 47-62.

16. (2009). Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s No One Writes to


the Colonel: An event of social protest. NUML
Journal of Critical Inquiry (Formerly NUML
Research Magazine), 7(1), 83-96.
Publications
(Articles under review) 1. (Under Review). Parental Stress among Children and
Adolescents with Learning Disability and Coping
Strategies. Grassroots. University of Sindh,
Jamshoro. ISSN: 1726-0396

2. (Under Review). A Stylistic Analysis of Sura Al


Fatiha: The first chapter of the Holy Quran. Al-
Azhaar: Bi-annual Research Journal of Islamic
Studies
Research Grants and Nil
Contracts

Other Research or  Unpublished Urdu poetry


Creative Accomplishments

Selected Professional  May18 – 26, 2007. Resource Person in HEC-


Presentations organized Workshop on English for Academic
Purposes and Teacher Training at Hazara University
Mansehra
 Aug 23 – 25, 2006. Secretary/Organizer of the First
National Conference on “Cultural and Biological
Resources of Pakistan” conducted by Hazara
University Mansehra and Higher Education
Commission of Pakistan at Bara Gali, Summer
Camp, University of Peshawar
 May 18 – 20, 2016. HEC’s on-Campus 3-days
Training on “Leadership, Good-governance and
Management”