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Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah

Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities
Columbia University

Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D in Arabic and Comparative Literature. Ullah’s research lies at the intersection of literary culture, material culture and longue durée trans-regional intellectual and political histories, and her work has been published in Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry and Journal of Arabic Literature as well as Arabic Literature (in English) and Baraza: Critical Collaboration on the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Ullah has received numerous prestigious teaching awards including the Core Preceptor Award and the Presidential Teaching Award. Committed to bridging her scholarship, the arts, and creative pedagogy, Ullah is the Creative Director and Writer for the show Hijabi Monologues. Ullah's work has been covered by numerous media outlets include the BBC, The Stage, Exeunt Magazine, The Asian Writer, British Council Voices, and The Guardian.  Ullah holds a BA from the University of Miami and an MA from the University of Chicago.