Faculty Profile

Dr Ambreen Salah Ud Din

Assistant Professor

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Sociology

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Dr Ambreen Salahuddin did her PhD in Gender Studies from the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Before that, she did her MA in Philosophy and MA in History from the same institution. She has a flare for cross-disciplinary research. Her area of research in PhD was Gender and Literature. Title of her PhD thesis was "Women’s lives and images: Traditional Symbolism in Pakistani Fiction". Dr Ambreen Salahuddin has teaching experience of more than 15 years as University Faculty at LCWU and UMT. In recognition of her teaching skills, she is always given highest grades and she was also awarded employee of the quarter in 2019.

Writing is her forte. She has five books to her credit and two of her translated books are under publication in 2021. Her research articles are published regularly in recognized research journals. Her research work titled as Feminism in Modern Urdu Poetesses published in 2005, is included in syllabus of Gender Studies at various universities. She was awarded Ada Jafri Adabi Award (2020), SATHA Innovation Award (2018), P.E.N. Best “First Book” Award (2005) for three of her books. Apart from translating novels, shorts stories and poetry, she also translated selected essays for MULOSIGE’s Translation work on Urdu Criticism for SOAS University of London. Her poetry, short stories and criticism is published in international and national literary magazines regularly.



  1.  Haqeeqat ka Jadu Urdu translation of Richard Dawkin’s Magic of Reality. Published by Urdu Science Board. June 2018. (SATHA innovation Award)
  2. Farhang-e-Sinfi MutaleyatA companion of Gender Studies in Urdu. Published by Urdu Science Board, Lahore. April 2018.
  3. Sadyon Jaise Pal Poetry in Urdu published by The Writers’, 2014. 2nd Edition published by Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore in 2019. (Ada Jafri Adabi Award 2020, National Library of Pakistan)
  4. "Feminism in Modern Urdu Poetesses" Research work published by West Pakistan Urdu Academy, 2005.
  5. "Sar-e-Dasht-e-GumaaN" Poetry in Urdu published by Al-Hamd Publications, 2004. 2nd Edition published by Multimedia Affairs, Lahore in 2011. (PEN Pakistan Best 1st Book Award 2004-2005)

Research Articles

  • “Threshold: A Spatial and Ideological Barrier in South Asian Fiction – A Case Study of Pakistani women fiction writers” Paper published in ‘Research journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2016. (HEC recognized X category).
  • “Beyond the threshold: Emancipation or Entrapment? The Feminine Archetypes in Pakistani Women Fiction Writers” Paper published in ‘The journal of Research (Humanities)’, Vol. LIII. January 2017. 
  • "Usage of religious symbols in fiction by Pakistani women writers” Paper published in ‘Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization’, Vol. 8, Issue 1. June 2018. (HEC recognized Y category).
  • Pakistani khawateen ke fiction mein Lakshman Rekha ko paar karne ki alamat: Iradi aur gher iradi amal ka qazia [Crossing Lakhshman Rekha in fiction by Pakistani women writers:  The debate of intentional and unintentional act]. Mayar, Vol. 21. Jan- June 2019.
  • “Mystic language and symbols: Unity of Being and Pakistani women fiction writers” Paper published in Journal of Islamic thought and civilization, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2020. (HEC recognized X category).
  • Khalida Hussain ki Gung Shehzadi aur Hélèn Cixous ki Medusa ka qehqaha [Khalida Hussain’s Gung Shehzadi and the laugh of Hélèn Cixous’s Medusa]. Bunyad, Volume 11. 2020. (HEC recognized Y category).
  • “Shakhsiyat e Insaani pr shahadatein ke Qur’ani asaraat”. Paper published in ‘Al-Tabyeen’, Volume 04, Issue 2. 15th February 2021. 174-194.
  • “Breaking second glass ceiling: lived experiences of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan”. Paper published in ‘Quality & Quantity (QUQU) Springer’. Impact factor 1.072. (HEC recognized X category, honorable mention). 22nd February 2021.


  • Won research grant (401,500) of PCSW. Project title: The nexus of mobility and empowerment in women vegetable/fruit vendors of Lahore. Time period: 1st October 2018- 30th November 2018.
  • Translated selected essays for MULOSIGE’s Translation work on Urdu Criticism of SOAS University of London. (2020)


  • Good writing, editing and formatting skills
  • Qualitative research
  • Feminist research
  • Data analysis
  • Review of Literature
  • Translation (English to Urdu and Urdu to English)

Research areas of interest:

  • Gender and literature
  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Women vendors
  • Feminist theology
  • Theological debates
  • Gender identities
  • Feminism

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