Dr. Amina Yaqin was born and grew up in Lahore and now lives in London. She is Associate Professor of World Literatures and Publishing at the University of Exeter. Her major publications include Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in Pakistani Urdu writing, Framing Muslims: stereotyping and representation after 9/11 (co-authored with Peter Morey) and the co-edited Contesting Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals. Her commentary and interviews have been aired by the BBC, SkyNews, EuroNews, TRT World, Indus News and Pakistan Television Network. She has written for The National UAE, The Times Higher Education UK, the Daily Pioneer, the British Film Institute and The Conversation. She believes in cultural dialogue as a means of understanding communities and this commitment is reflected in research projects she has undertaken connecting university work with cultural groups working toward a fairer society.