Nishat Haider – WE Meritorious Green Heart Award 2022

For exceptional contribution to WE Literary Community, WE Awards

Dr Nishat Haider is Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India). She is the author of Tyranny of Silences: Contemporary Indian Women’s Poetry (2010). She has served as the Director, Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Lucknow. She is the recipient of many academic awards including the Meenakshi Mukherjee Prize (2016), C. D. Narasimhaiah Award (2010), and Isaac Sequeira Memorial Award (2011). She has presented papers at numerous academic conferences and her essays have been included in a variety of scholarly journals and books. She has conducted numerous conferences, seminars, workshops on gender budgeting and gender sensitization. She has worked on various projects funded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, UNICEF, UGC and other agencies. She has lectured extensively on subjects at the intersection of cinema, culture and gender studies. Currently she is also working as the Project Coordinator of FY18 English Access Microscholarship Programme (an initiative of the United States Embassy/Consulate General in India and the United States Department of State). Her current research interests include Postcolonial Studies, Translation, Popular Culture and Gender Studies.