GraduateStudent
Huma Dar
South Asian Studies (Ph.D.)

H. Dar Was The Organizer Of The Feminist Conference, Boundaries In Question: 2002, On The Theme Of Women And War, At U.C. Berkeley. Dar Is A Published Poet And Has Taught Courses At Berkeley, Including India Through The Writer's Eyes, India And Cinematic (Imagi)Nation: The Courtesan And The Mother, Modern Urdu Prose: Partition Narratives, And Women And Media At San Francisco State University. Dar Was Awarded The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award And The Teaching Effectiveness Award At Berkeley. Her Work Is Focused On The Intersections And Co-formations Of Gender, Religion, Class, Caste, Sexuality, And National Politics Of South Asia, Specifically Analyzing The Cinematic, Literary, And Political Representations Of Muslims In India. Dar Has Been A Member Of The Executive Board Of Directors Of Narika - A South Asian Women's Organization That Runs A Helpline For Victims Of Domestic Violence In The Bay Areas. She Has Also Been Active In The Parents' Rights Issues At U.C. Berkeley, And Is The Co-author Of The University Of California's Family Policy. Upcoming Publications: An Article Tentatively Titled "Can A Muslim Be An Indian And Not A Traitor Or A Terrorist?" To Be Published By Routledge In 2007/8 In Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, Edited By Professor Kelly Pemberton. Translations Of Two Urdu Poems To Be Published By Penguin In 2007, In An Anthology On Lucknow Edited By Professor Veena Oldenburg. Two Entries, "Women, Gender And Women Film Directors And Film Stars: South Asia" And "Women, Gender And Representations Of Sexualities And Gender In Film: South Asia," Encyclopaedia Of Women And Islamic Cultures, EWIC. Vol. 5/6. Leiden: Brill. To Be Published In 2008.

Hindi, Urdu
South Asian Studies (Ph.D.)
GraduateStudent