Faculty Profile

Shibani Phukan, MPhil from the University of Delhi, has worked at ARSD College as an Assistant Professor since 2005. She has taught a range of papers to under-graduate students, ranging from Women's Writing, Literary Theory, Modern European Drama, Indian Writing in English, Modern Drama, among other papers. She tutors the MA students in post colonial Indian Literature and Gender. Her area of specialisation is Literature from the North-east. She has a number of published works to her credit in Indian as well as international journals like The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and  "Wasafiri." She has delivered talks and conducted workshops at various Delhi University colleges and other educational institutions and Refresher Courses. She has presented papers in UGC sponsored National Conferences, and written chapters for books published by national and international publishing houses which are used as reference texts for the undergraduate English syllabi. She has actively contributed to the corporate life of the college in various capacities such as being the Convenor or Member of societies like the English Association, English Seminar, North-east Welfare Committee, Women's Development Centre and, has served as the English Editor of the college magazine. Shibani Phukan worked as a journalist with the India Today group and is a trained classical vocalist. Her book reviews can be found at Livewire, The Wire and at The Scroll. She loves travelling and photographing flowers, birds and skies. 

Educational Qualification

M Phil, University of Delhi. 

M A, University of Delhi.

B A, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

Career Profile

Assistant Professor at Dept of English, ARSD College since July, 2005. 

Worked as a journalist with the India Today Group, prior to that. 

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Writing from the Northeast

Translation Studies

Women's Writing

Publications Profile

1. Readings on Defining the Canon. Ed. Dr. Anand Prakash and Pema Eden Damdup, New Delhi, 2004.

2. "Towards an Indian Theory of Translation." Wasafiri, London, 2003, pp 27-31.

3. "Reading the Partition." Modern Indian Thought, Ed. Anand Prakash, New Delhi, Worldview Publications, 2006, pp 135-143.

4. "The Politics of Literature." Orientation Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2010.

5."Singing a Different Tune: Raga and Contemporary Indian Writing." Refresher Course, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2012.

6. "Combating the Discourse of War." Proceedings of the Gender Issues 4th Annual Conferencd, ed. Jayashri Mishra, Sunita Sharma, Dr Avinash Kumar Jha, Dr Ratna Amrit, Patna, Centre for Gender Studies, 2014, pp 73-84.

7. "Tagore's Bimla: Self-fashioning, Gender and the Freedom  Movement." Paper presented at International Conference on "Gender Issues: Proprities and Challenges." 2016.

8. "The Yellow Wallpaper: Challenging the Pattern" Women's Writing. Ed. Saloni Sharma. New Delhi: Bookage, 2017.

9. "The Other Side of Silence: Literature from the North-East." Speaking Silence. Ed. Pratyush Vatsala and Sucheta Chaturvedi. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2019.

10. "Red Earth Resisting Women: Violence and Conflict in Literature from the Northeast - an Ecofeminist Perspective." Indian Feminist Ecocriticism. Ed. Doughlas A Vakoch and Nicole Anae. Washington: Lexington Books, 2022.

11. "Locating Postcoloniality, Resistance and the Subversive in the Novel from the Northeast." Postcolonial Ambivalence and Beyond. Ed. Deb Dulal Halder. New Delhi, Book Age Publications, 2023.

12. "Colonialism and Resistance" A Gendered Perspective in Select Texts from the Northeast." TUI: A Journal of Tribal Life and Culture. Vol XXII, No 1, Jul- Dec. Agartala: Tribal Research and Cultural Institute, 2023.

Administrative Assignments


Member, WDC, North East Welfare Society, In-charge of Semicolon (Bookclub) 2023 -2024 

Convenor, WDC, Member, North East Welfare Society, 2022 -2023

Convenor, WDC,  Convenor, English Association, Member, North East Welfare Society, 2021 - 2022

Convenor, English Association, Member, WDC, North East Welfare Society, 2020 - 2021

Member, Library Committee, North East Welfare Society, In-charge, Semicolon, Bookclub, 2019 - 2020

Teacher-in-charge, Dept of English, Member, APC, Time-table Committee, Member North East Welfare Committee 2017-2018

Member, BA Programme admission committee 2016-2017.

Member, North-east Welfare Committee 2014-

Member, Library Committee, 2014-2016.

Member, Fee Concession committee 2015-2016.

Convenor, English Seminar, 2012-2014.

Teacher-in-charge, Member of Time-Table committee, Member of Academic Planning Committee, 2011-2012.

Convenor, English Association, 2010-2011.

Member, College Governing Body, 2008-2010.

Editor, English, College Magazine, 2005-2007.