Professor to head literary association

Dr Moumin Quazi

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dr. Moumin Quazi, associate professor of English, has been elected president of the international South Asia Literary Association for a 2013-2015 term.

The association promotes knowledge of, and scholarly interest in, the languages, cultures and literature of South Asia. It is allied with the Modern Language Association, the premier professional association for scholars of languages and literature.

Quazi, who began teaching at Tarleton in 2006, was also recently elected president-elect of three organizations: The Conference of College Teachers of English, for which he has served as editor of its journal, CCTE Studies, for 10 years; the Texas College English Association; and the Stephenville Rotary Club International.

“The stars and planets have seemed to align in a most peculiar way,” Quazi joked about the multitude of leadership positions. “It’s gratifying and sometimes surprising, as it feels good to be affirmed, trusted and asked to put one’s vision into the service of an organization one loves.”

This past year, Quazi published an article on Juan Bruce Novoa in Great Lives in History: Latinos (Salem Press). He also edits a book series, South Asian Literature, Arts, and Culture Studies (Peter Lang Publishing), which will see its first offering this year: A Passage to Globalism: Globalization, Identities, and South Asian Diasporic Fiction in Britain, by Bidhan Chandra Roy.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Joe Michael Feist
254-968-9076
jfeist@tarleton.edu

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