Nudrat Kamal is Lecturer of Comparative Literature in the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from Stony Brook University, New York, which she attended as a Fulbright scholar. Her academic research focuses on literature exploring the South Asian Partition, as well as on the intersections of postcolonial theory and science fiction and fantasy.  

Her chapter “The Postcolonial Cyborg in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome” was published Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)Her chapter “Borders, Diaspora and Belonging: Tracing the Conceptualization of Home in Urdu and Anglophone South Asian Partition Fiction” is forthcoming in Transcultural Humanities in South Asia: Critical Essays on Literature and Culture (London: Taylor & Francis, 2022).

Her essays and criticism have appeared in publications ranging from Dawn, The Express Tribune, Soch WritingNewsline, and The Friday Times, The Wire, and Truthdig

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