Amber’s Publications

1Articles in Print (refereed)
“Manufactured Precarity: Some Solutions to Help Mitigate the Impacts of Precarious Employment on Canadian Sessional Instructors” The Academic Precariat, edited by Ann Gagné, Universitas Press, 2019, pp. 17-36.
“The Never-Ending Partition: Pakistan’s Self-Identification Dilemma” Revisiting India’s Partition: Memory, Culture, and Politics. Eds. Nalini Iyer, Amritjit Singh and Rahul Gairola. Lexington Books, 2016. Print.
"Selfless to Selfish: Trajectory of ‘Mother’ from Bollywood’s Mother India to Pyar mein twist” South Asian Mothering. Eds. Jasjit K. Sangha and Tahira Gonsalves. Toronto: Demeter P, 2013. 165-175. Print.
“Policing the Police: A Profile of the Mother-Warriors seeking Justice in New York City” The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Activist Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to Do it. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Toronto: Demeter P, 2011. 547-554. Print.
“Breaking down the Walls: Challenging the Concept of Zenana in Blasphemy” Women in Dialogue: (M)uses of Culture. Eds. Gunseli Sonmez Isci, Dilek Direnc and Klara Kolinska. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 143-158. Print.
“Eternal Exiles in the Land of the Pure: Mohajirs in Mass Transit.” Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement and Re-Settlement. Eds. Nandi Bhatia and Anjali Gera-Roy. New Delhi: Pearson-Longman, 2008. 214-226. Print.
Review of Spectacles of Blood: A Study of Masculinity and Violence in Postcolonial Films. Eds. Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Chatterjee. South Asian Review. 35.1 (2014).
Review of British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History. Eds. Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell. Theatre Survey. 55.1 (2014): 118-120.
Review of How Not to Write the History of Urdu Literature & Other Essays on Urdu and Islam by Ralph Russell. Literary Research-Recherche Littéraire 16.32 (1999): 322-326.
3Conferences and Presentations

Conference Papers

Editing and Inclusive Language: A Workshop for Editors" Editors Transform. Annual Conference of Editors Canada. Online Conference. June 2021.
“’We are not Arab’: Representations of ‘New’ Muslim Identities in Cinema”. 9/11 and South Asians. Roundtable arranged by LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic. Annual MLA Convention. Austin: JW Marriott, 10 January 2016.
“Embracing the Borderlands: Diasporic Identity as Border-ed in S.S. Baldwin’s English Lessons and Other Stories”. Border, Boundaries and Margins. 15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference. Vancouver: Vancouver Convention Center, 6-7 January 2015.
“Race and Islam: Muslim ‘types’ in Hollywood, Bollywood and Lollywood” Race and the South Asian Diaspora. 13th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference (SALA). Boston: Holiday Inn, 2-3 January, 2013.
“The Imprisoned Princess: Performing Purdah in Sheema Kermani’s Music Video” Performing South Asia at Home & Abroad. 12th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference (SALA). Seattle: Hyatt Regency, 4-5 January, 2012.
“Parents Against Police Brutality and the Anthony Baez Foundation” International Conference on Motherhood, Activism, Advocacy, Agency. Toronto: Metro Convention Centre, 4-5 May, 2011.
“The Eternal Immigrant (Mohajir)” Assessing the Complexities of South Asian Migration. Waterloo: University of Waterloo, 19-21 May, 2011.
“Veiled Interstitialities: Re-Imagining the Muslim Veil” Veiled Constellations: The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics and Contemporary Society. Toronto: York University. 3-5 June, 2010.
“Selfless to Selfish: Trajectory of ‘Mother’ from Bollywood’s Mother India to Pyar mein twist” Representing Motherhood: Mothers in the Arts, Literature Media and Popular Culture. Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) Conference. Toronto: Ryerson University, 21-22 May, 2010.
“The Blasphemy of Protest: Challenging Religiosity and the Zenana in Tehmina Durrani’s Blasphemy” SALA Annual Conference, Philadelphia: Hyatt Regency, 26-27 December, 2009.
“Performing the Veil: Questions of Voice and Segregation in Sheema Kermani’s Music Video”. London: Western Research Forum. 28 February, 2009.
“Interstitial Habitat: Feroza’s Search for Identity/Identification in An American Brat”. SALA Annual Conference, Philadelphia. 26-27 December, 2006.
“Re-presenting violence in Jinnah: The Movie”. Not Exactly Literature. Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, University of Western Ontario. 9 February, 2001.
“Veiled Silences: The Veil as a Silencing/Un-silencing Agent in two Urdu Short Stories”. Silent Spaces and Ill-Communication. Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, University of Western Ontario. 11 February, 2000.

Invited Papers and Presentations

“Re-Viewing Hollywood’s Stereotypes: How to (re)view Muslims on Film” Special Guest Speaker for the Multicultural Committee, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA. March 25, 2013.
“The Impossible Road Home: Contemplating the desire for “Home” in Maniza Naqvi’s Mass Transit”. Conference: “The Politics and Poetics of South Asian Diasporas: Negotiating the ‘Old’ and the ‘New’”. University of Western Ontario. 3 April, 2009.

In-House Colloquia

McIntosh Competition at The University of Western Ontario. April 2011. Presentation on Tehmina Durrani’s Blasphemy.
“Performance, Architecture and the Veil: Questions of Voice and Segregation in Sheema Kermani’s Music Video” Workshop for Performance Studies Research Group at the University of Western Ontario. 4 December, 2008.
Presentation on Urdu Theatre for the Feminist Reading Group at the University of Western Ontario. 22 October, 2007.