Faculty Profile

  • MA, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

    BA, English Literature, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh 

Areas of Interest
Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies, Popular Culture, Spectral Criticism, Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Criticism and Trauma Theory

Anika Shah



Before joining ULAB as a Lecturer at the Department of English and Humanities, Anika Shah briefly worked as an adjunct faculty at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). She completed her MA in Literature in English and Cultural Studies and BA (Hons) in English Literature from Jahangirnagar University. She is also a bilingual writer and translator and co-edits a cross-cultural literary webzine called Prachya Review. Her research approach tends to be interdisciplinary, with an interest ranging from literature, music, film, art, and popular culture.

Research & Awards



Shah, A. & Hassan, I. (2017).  A Tiny Book of 18 Word Stories on Revenge. Dhaka: Authors.

Narayan, R. K. (2014). Malgudir Kichhudin (A. Shah, Trans.). Dhaka: Shuddhashar. (Original Work Published 1996).

Journal Articles

Shah, A. (2018). Pleasure and Pain: The Politics of Sexual Representation in Hollywood Horrors. The Journal of Social Studies (JSS), No. 159 (July-October), pp. 28-38.

Newspaper & Magazines

Shah, A. (2018, April 7). The ‘Other’ Ones: Talking about the Third Gender, the Hijras. Bangladesh News, p.8.

Shah, A. (2018, March 31). Project Unbreakable: About assaults, survivors and more. Bangladesh News, p. 8.

Shah, A. (2018, March 24). Of Condemned Paradises: Ferdousi Priyabhashini in memorium. Bangladesh News, p. 8.

Shah, A. (2018, March 10). Let’s clear the air a little: Talking about Feminism. Bangladesh News, p. 8.

Shah, A. (2018, March 3). On a day like today, yesterday, even tomorrow: Celebrating Women’s Day. Bangladesh News, p. 8.

Shah, A. (2018, February 24). Can I interest you in a cup of Gender?: A Justification for the Gender Conversation. Bangladesh News, p. 9.

Translations in Magazines:

  • Naoroibam, S. (2018). “Nungshitombi and I” (A. Shah, Trans.). Six Seasons Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 2018, pp. 81-83.

Conference Proceedings

‘Witches of Instagram: Reclaiming, Redefining, and Restyling Witchcraft in the Twenty-First Century’ at the Culture, Power, and History themed Annual Conference of the Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University on 11 September 2018

‘Little by Little: A Comparative Reading into the Correlation Between Little Magazines and Webzines in Bangladesh’ at the 5th International Congress of Bengal Studies held at Jahangirnagar University on 25-28 January 2018

‘Are We There Yet?: Rise of the Death Meme or Transition from the Existential to the Absurd’ at the Transgressive Cultures Conference held at The University of Chicago Center in Paris, France on 9-10 November 2017

‘The Witch, the Bitch, and the Rest: Cha(lle)nging the Stereotypical Female Narratives in Recent Hollywood Horrors’ at the conference ‘Redrawing Gender Boundaries in Literary Terrains’ held at the Department of English and Humanities in BRAC University on 18-19 May 2017

‘Pleasure and Pain: The Politics of Sexual Representation in Hollywood Horrors’ at the conference ‘Visual South Asia: International Conference on Anthropological Explorations of Media and Culture’ held at the Department of Anthropology in Dhaka University on 10-11 May 2017

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