PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s Reflections on Kashmir. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • The Life of a Kashmiri Woman: Dialectic of Resistance and Accomodation. New York: Palgrave, 2014.
  • Islam, Women, and the Violence in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan. New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2009; New York: Palgrave, 2010.
  • The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Edited Books

  • The Parchment of Kashmir: History, Society, and Polity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Book Reviews and Editorials

  • Review of On Uncertain Ground: A Study of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir, by Ankur Dutta. The Book Review (September 2018).
  • Review of Jamaat-e-Islami Women in Pakistan: Vanguard of a New Modernity?, by Amina Jamal. The Book Review XLI. 5 (May 2017).
  • Review of Kashmir’s Contested Past, by Chitrlekha Zutshi. The Book Review XL.10 (October 2016).
  • Review of Lahore with Love: Growing Up with Girlfriends Pakistani-Style, by Fawzia Afzal-Khan. South Asian Review 30.2 (2010). Reprinted in Pakistaniaat: A  Journal of Pakistan Studies 3.2 (2011).
  • Guest Editorial, South Asian Review, Vol. XXVII.4 (Winter 2006). Review of Against History, Against State: Counterperspectives from the Margins, by Shail Mayaram. South Asian Review 27.2 (2006).
  • Review of African Feminist Fiction and Indigenous Values, by Donald R. Wehrs. Commonwealth Novel in English 9/ 10 (Spring/ Fall 2001): 263-66.

Articles

  • “Story of Kashmiri Women in Indian-Administered Kashmir: Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation.” In South Asia: State, Society and Development. Ed. Gull Mohammad Wani. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2017.
  • “Becoming Kashmiri.” IIC Quaterly 44.1 (Summer 2017): 123-127. 
  • “Hope for Peace: Cost of Conflict in South Asia.” Harvard South Asia Institute Blog. 2 November, 2015. http://harvardsai.tumblr.com/search/nyla+ali+khan.
  • “The Events of 1953 in Jammu and Kashmir: A Memoir of Three Generations.  Journal of Race and Class 56.2 (2014): 13-28.
  • “Understanding Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah: The Movement against princely rule,  1931-1947.” NMML Occasional Paper: History and Society 58 (2014): 1-15.
  • “Akbar Jehan and the Dialectic of Resistance and /accommodation.” Oxford University Press Blog. Oxford University Press, 15 July 2014. Web.
  • “Negotiating the Boundaries of Gender, Community, and Nationhood: A Case Study of Kashmir.” Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan 18.1 (2011): 1- 30.
  • “Kashmiriyat and What It Means to Me.” Seminar 627 (November 2011): 82-87.
  • “Plutocracy and the Plebeians,” Seminar 622 (June 2011): 26-30.
  • “Tracing the Insurgency in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan.” The Global Studies Journal 1.3 (2008): 93-8.
  • “The Land of Lalla-Ded: Politicization of Kashmir and Construction of the Kashmiri Woman.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 9.1 (2007): 22-41.
  • “Citizenship in a Transnational Age: Culture and Politics in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines.” In Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines: A Critical Companion. Ed. Murari Prasad. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2007.
  • “Citizenship in a Transnational Age: Culture and Politics in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines.” The Journal of Indian Writing in English 33.2 (2005): 42-52.
  • “Place and the Politics of Identity in Desai's In Custody.” Atlantic Literary Review  5.1-2 (2004): 128-145.
  • “Frederick Douglass: A Reinscriptive Discourse.” World Literature Today 2 (2001): 48-57.
  • “The Reinscription of Dichotomies in Rushdie’s Hybridized Protagonists.” Journal of South Asian Literature 35 (2000): 82-99.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "Ghulam Ahmed Mehjoor and Kashmiri Pluralism." Popular Culture in Asia and Oceania. Eds. Jeremy A. Murray and Kathleen M. Nadeau. Santa Barbara, CA  Greenwood/ABC:CLIO, (2016).
  • “Muslim Women and Violent Protest: Kashmir.” Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. General Editor Suad Joseph. Brill Online, (2014). http://www.brill.com/publications/online-resources/encyclopedia-women-islamic-cultures-online.
  • “Kashmir.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. Ed. Natana J. Delong-Bas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, 500 words.
  • “Robert Allen Warrior.” Encyclopedia of Native American Literature. Ed. Alan R. Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York: Facts on File Inc., 2007, 500 words.
  • "Amitav Ghosh." Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Ed. M. Keith Booker. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005, 500 words.
  • "Anita Desai." Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Ed. M. Keith Booker. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005, 500 words.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • “Multilayered Narratives of Women in a Conflict Zone.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference. “Women, Islam, and Post-colonial Realities in Asia.” Washington D. C, Mar. 22, 2018.
  • Moderator and Presenter, “The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Washington D. C., Feb. 11, 2017.
  • “The Story of Kashmiri Women: Dialectics of Resistance and Accommodation.” 35th Annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference: “Feminist  Transgressions.” San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 15, 2014.  Chair of Panel, “The Parchment of Kashmir.” Modern Language Association Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 5, 2013.
  • “Kashmiriyat and Kashmiri Women.” 33rd Annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference: “Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future.” Oakland, California, Nov. 11, 2012.
  • “Story of Kashmiri Women: Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation.” 33rd  Annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference: “Feminism Unbound:  Imagining a Feminist Future.” Oakland, California, Nov. 11, 2012.
  • “Negotiating the Boundaries of Gender, Community, and Nationhood.” 32nd Annual  National Women’s Studies Association Conference: “Feminist Transformations.” Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 11, 2011.
  • “Discourses on the Palimpsest of Kashmir.” 40th Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 21, 2011.
  • “Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir.” Paper presented at the Conference organized by the Government of India selected Interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir:
  • “Pluralism and Diversity in Jammu and Kashmir.” Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, July 11, 2011.
  • “Linguistic and Cultural Ambidexterity in the Works of Sara Suleri Goodyear.” 24th Annual Multi Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference: “Ethnic  Transformation of the Self and the City.” Paper presented at United States  Association for Commonwealth Literatures and Language Studies Round Table Two: “Asian, Asian American and Arab American Literatures.” Scranton, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2010.
  • “Forces of Regionalism and Communalism in South Asia.” 10th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “The Sacred and the Secular in South Asian Literature and Culture.” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 27, 2009.
  • Chair of Panel, “Religion, War, Terror, and Violence: The Effects of Trauma on the South Asian Child.” 10th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “The Sacred and the Secular in South Asian Literature and Culture.” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26, 2009.
  • “Nuclearization of the Kashmir Conflict.” Fourth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference. Pre-conference Venue of the 38th South Asian Conference. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 22, 2009.
  • “Forces of Regionalism and Communalism in the Global World.” Second Global Studies Conference, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2009.
  • “Women and the Violence in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan.” Seventh Annual Kent Estes Justice for All Conference. College of Education, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Feb. 13, 2009.
  • “Conceptualization and Crystallization of women’s Agency.” 9th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “Gender and Sexuality in South Asian Literature and Culture.” San Francisco, California, Dec. 27, 2008. Chair of Panel, “Rhetorical and Generic Experiments.” 9th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “Gender and Sexuality in South Asian Literature and Culture.” San Francisco, California, Dec. 27, 2008.
  • “Tracing the Insurgency in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan.”Global Studies Conference. University of Illinois, Chicago, May 16-18, 2008. Virtual Presentation. Chair of Panel,“Speaking with the Enemy.” Student Conference in Language and Literature 2008. Department of English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Apr. 4, 2008.
  • “Negotiating the Boundaries of Gender, Community, and Nationhood.” Faculty Roundtable: “Transnational Feminism and Research Methodology.” Women’s Studies Conference: “No Limits 2008: Transnational Feminism.” University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Mar. 1, 2008.
  • Chair of Panel, “Traversing Political, National, and International Spaces.” Womens’ Studies Conference: “No Limits 2008: Transnational Feminism.” University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Feb. 29, 2008.
  • “Islam, Women, and the Violence in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan.” 8th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “Social Justice in South Asian Cultural Practices.” Chicago, Dec. 27, 2007. Chair of Panel, “Nationalism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Transnationalism in the Global Arena.” 7th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: “Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas.” Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 2006.
  • “The Politics of Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Works of V.S. Naipaul.” 35th Annual Conference on South Asia. Wisconsin-Madison, Oct. 22, 2006.
  • “Citizenship in a Transnational Age: Culture and Politics in Amitav Ghosh’ Shadow Lines.” 15th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, Feb. 24, 2006.
  • Chair of Panel, “Style, Irony, Allusion, and Other Literary Matters.” 15th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, Feb. 24, 2006.
  • “V.S. Naipaul: Myths of origin and of National Sensibility.” Modern Language Association Convention, Division 33: English Literature Other Than British and American: “V.S. Naipaul: Contemporary Revaluations.” Washington D.C., Dec. 28, 2005.
  • “Nationalism vs. Universalism in Amitav Ghosh‘s Shadow Lines.” South Asian Literary Association Conference: “Secularism: Possibilities and Limits.” Washington D.C., Dec. 26, 2005.
  • “Place and the Politics of Identity in the Works of South Asian Female Writers.” Women’s Studies Conference: “Erasing Boundaries: Women’s Studies in the New Millennium.” University of Nebraska at Kearney, Mar. 5, 2005.
  • “Transnationalism as Hybridization in Rushdie's Satanic Verses." 6th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: "Transnationalism and its Discontents." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26-27, 2004.
  • “Sophistic Underpinning of Platonic Dichotomies.” Student Association of Graduate English Studies Conference: “In the Presence of Ideology: Research, Rhetoric, Representation.” University of Oklahoma, Mar. 9, 2001.
  • “The Reinscription of Dichotomies in Rushdie’s Hybridized Protagonists.”Sixth Graduate Student Conference: “The Concept of Hybridity.” University of Oklahoma, Oct. 14-16, 1999.
  • “The Irresolvability of Manichean Binarism in Haroun and the Sea of Stories.” Sixth Annual Student Conference: “The Concept of Hybridity.” University of Oklahoma, Oct. 14-16, 1999.

Public Lectures

  • Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club, Series, Jess Dunn Correctional Center, Taft, Oklahoma,  Sep. 21, 2018.
  • Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Series “Crime and Punishment,” Mabel Bassett Women’s Maximum Security Prison, McCloud, Oklahoma, Aug. 24, 2018.
  • Jonathan Tropper’s This is Where I Leave You, Series “Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma,” Mabel Bassett Women’s Maximum Security Prison, McCloud, Oklahoma, Apr. 6, 2018.
  • “Nation-Building and Conflict-Resolution.” 3rd Annual Soch Columbia Pakistan Symposium: “Rethinking Partition: The Quest for Jinnah’s Nation”: “Imagining Kashmir: Finding the  Country Without a Post Office.” Columbia University, Mar. 31, 2018.
  • “Peace and Resolution of Conflict,” International Peace Day Observance, Organized by the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma state Capitol, Oklahoma City, September 21, 2017.
  • Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai  Undercity, Series “Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma,” Stillwater Public Library,  Stillwater, August 10, 2017.
  • “Historic Role of Muslim Women in Social and Political Activism,” SurayyaAnne Foundation’s Annual Event, Oklahoma City, May 7, 2017.
  • “Conversation Sunday with Dr. Nyla Ali Khan,” United Church of Norman (UCC), Norman, May 7, 2017.
  • “Women’s Historic Ties with Peace,” Morning Star, Norman, Apr. 23, 2017. 
  • “Women in Conflict Zones and Positions of Leadership,” Empower Women Conference: “Leadership.” University of Central Oklahoma, Apr. 9, 2017.
  • “Women as Harbingers of Peace and the Peace Movement,” Raindrop Turkish  House, Mar. 10, 2017.
  • “Islamophobia, Women in Conflict Zones, and Immigration,” The United World’s special session of Global Café, Couch Lounge at the University of Oklahoma,  Norman, Feb. 6, 2017.
  • “Focus on Women in South Asia,” Oklahoma City International Visitors Council,University of Central Oklahoma International House, Feb. 2, 2017.
  • “Women in Politics,” Norman North High School, Norman, Oklahoma, May 18, 2016.
  • “Tolerance Talks: Islamophobia,” Earth Rebirth, Norman, Oklahoma, Dec. 30, 2015.
  • “Peace Talks: Why War Is Not An Option,” University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 10, 2015.
  • “Kashmir: Prospects for Peace,” University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado,  Apr. 22, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on”Women in Conflict” (International Women’s Resistance, Political  Science 5555). Dr. Jana Everett. Department of Political Science, University of
  • Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado, spring 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on “Self-Determination and Autonomy” (National Question and Self-Determination, Political Science). Dr. Glenn T. Morris. Department of Political Science, University of Colorado-Denver, spring 2015.
  • “Hope for Peace – Cost of Conflict in South Asia,” University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 20, 2014.
  • “Understanding Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah: The Movement Against Princely Rule, 1931-1947,” The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India, June 4, 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker at Seminar on “Democracy and Eastern Scholarship: Allama Iqbal,” South Asia Democracy Watch, Plano, Texas, May 18, 2013.
  • Panel Discussion on Kashmir with Dr. Mariam Mufti and Dr. Emily Rook- Koepsel, Sam Noble Museum, Norman, Mar. 6, 2013.
  • “Bridge Builders in the Kashmir Conflict: The Human Dimension and the Role of  Civil Society,” International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program; Comparative and Regional Studies Program; Center for Social Media; Dialogue Development Group; Office of the University Chaplain, American University, Washington D. C Dec. 4, 2012.
  • “Rethinking State Formation in Kashmir.” Institute for Public Knowledge, New York  University, New York, Oct. 5, 2012.
  • “Rethinking Nation and Religion: South Asia and the World.” Department of English; Office of the Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts; Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, Salisbury University, Maryland, May 3, 2012.
  • “Kashmir: The Politics and History of a People.” Portland Community College Internationalization Initiative, Oregon, Apr. 12, 2012.
  • “Agential Roles of Muslim Women in Kashmir.” Women’s and Gender Studies  Department, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Mar. 15, 2012.
  • “The Politics of Dynasty and Militarization of the Political Ethos of Jammu and Kashmir,” July 27, 2011. NEH/CCHA Summer Institute, The Historical and Cultural Development of Modern India, Delhi, India, July 3-29, 2011.
  • “Negotiating the Boundaries of Gender, Community, and Nationhood.” Women’s And Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Sep. 29, 2010.
  • “Transnationalism and Resurgence of Religious Fundamentalisms. Department of Political Science, University of Kashmir, Kashmir, India, Jun. 27, 2009.
  • “Complexity of the Kashmir Issue.” South Asian People’s Forum, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 25, 2008.
  • “Kashmir and Transnationalism.” Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 24, 2008.
  • “The Land of Lalla-Ded: Negation of ‘Kashmiriyat’ and Immiseration of the Kashmiri Woman.” Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Apr. 21, 2006 
  • Postcolonial Theory, Diaspora Studies, Cultural Studies.