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Dr. Shahid Siddiqui obtained his Ph.D. in Englih (Applied Linguistics) from University of Toronto, Canada, M.A. English Literature from Gordon College (Punjab University), and M.Ed. TESOL from University of Manchester, U.K.  He has been involved with Educational system of Pakistan in various capacities, i.e., as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher.  Dr. Siddiqui has worked in prestigious universities such as the Aga Khan University, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Currently he is working as a Professor and Director of Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences in Lahore School of Economics (LSE).  His areas of interest include socio-cultural aspects of language, gender, educational change, and critical pedagogy. His published books include, Rethinking Educational in Pakistan: Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities (2007,2010); Adhe Adhoore Khawab– An Urdu Novel (2010),  Education, Inequalities, and Freedom (2012), and Language, Gender, and Power: The Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South Asia" (2013), publihsed by Oxford University Press.

His forthcoming book, Language, Gender, and Power: Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South Asia, will be published by OUP by the end of 2012. He regularly writes on educational issues for the editorial pages of national newspapers.  He can be reached at www.shahidksiddiqui@gmail.com