Network members

Duygu Tekgül-Akın, Yeditepe University, Istanbul

Duygu Tekgül-Akın teaches translation at Istanbul’s Yeditepe University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter, where she did research on reading groups. Her areas of interest include sociology of translation, intercultural communication, cultural and creative industries, and Turkish literature in English translation. Her articles have appeared in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Perspectives, Language and Intercultural Communication, and Translation Studies.

Amina Hussain, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow

Dr Amina Hussain is an Assistant Professor with the Department of English & Modern European and Asian Languages. She is a recipient of the University Medal and Certificate of Merit for securing first position in Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University in M.A (English Hons). She has also been a  UGC-NET-JRF (Junior Research Fellow) with the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on “Liminal Existences: Diaspora, Culture and Identity in the works of select British Muslim Women Writers”. She has co-edited a book entitled, The Dynamics of Gender: New Approaches in Feminism. She has  guest edited a special issue on Gendering Pandemic: Covid 19 and its Impact on Women for the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetic. She is currently working on a project called “ Covid-19 and its gendering impact on girl child’s education” in various districts of Uttar Pradesh which is funded by the Research and Development Department of Uttar Pradesh, Higher Education, India. Her forthcoming book Re-thinking Muslim Women and Feminism explores the current complexities of Muslim women. She also regularly writes for feminist news portals in India and is actively involved with the NGOs at the grassroots level.