Assistant Professor of Humanities

Iqra Shagufta Cheema, PhD

Assistant Professor of Humanities


Doctorate Postcolonial Literatures University of North Texas
M. Phil. English Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Master English Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Bachelor Economics and Sociology University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Room Location

Briggs 124

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Dr. Iqra Shagufta Cheema is a scholar and teacher of contemporary literary and cultural studies of the Global South / Global Majority. Her teaching interests include 20th and 21st century literature and film, gender and sexuality studies, digital cultures, and critical theory.

She is the editor of The Other #MeToos (Oxford University Press, 2023) and co-author of ReFocus: The Films of Annemarie Jacir (Edinburgh University Press, 2023).

She is also the coordinator of the Social Change major.

“Language can never live up to life once and for all. Nor should it… Be it grand or slender, burrowing, blasting, or refusing to sanctify; whether it laughs out loud or is a cry without an alphabet, the choice word, the chosen silence, unmolested language surges toward knowledge, not its destruction. But who does not know of literature banned because it is interrogative; discredited because it is critical; erased because alternate? And how many are outraged by the thought of a self-ravaged tongue?

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

Toni Morrison