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Fauzia Farooqui

Fauzia Farooqui

Fauzia Farooqui

Lecturer

South Asian Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 166

609-258-8324

fauzia@princeton.edu

Fauzia Farooqui teaches Urdu, Hindi, and South Asian Studies courses at Princeton University. Her academic interests are Urdu, Hindi, and South Asian literatures, literary criticism, and women’s studies. Her current research projects focus on the poetics of contemporary Urdu prose poetry, debates about modernism and postmodernism in Urdu literary criticism, and South Asian literary feminism. Farooqui’s publications include a monograph on Urdu prose poetry, and Beginning Urdu and Beginning Hindi, parallel introductory Hindi and Urdu textbooks. She has published various pieces of original poetry, fiction, and literary criticism in leading Urdu literary journals. She is also interested in performance-based genres of South Asian literature including poetry recitation. She has performed poetry recitation in concerts, as well as on radio, and television. Prior to joining Princeton, she taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. She currently serves as President of the South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA). She earned her Ph.D. from Lucknow University, India.