Ph.D, University of Nebraska, USA
Dr. Razia Sultana Khan earned her Ph.D. in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and her M.A in Linguistics and ELT from the University of York, UK. She also has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh. Dr. Khan has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; North South University; The British Council, Dhaka; Institute of Modern Languages (DU); Dhaka College; Kabi Nazrul College and College of Music. In an administrative capacity she was the Head of Courses at the British Council Direct Teaching Operation for six years and Chair of the English Department at North South University for four years. She was the Director of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Organization (BELTO), a consultancy which she founded. Dr Khan is a creative writer and writes short fiction and poetry. Her stories have appeared in anthologies both nationally and internationally. Alms, a short story, appeared in the Best New American Voices 2008. Her short stories, poems and interviews appear regularly in local dailies and magazines. She was the Editorial Assistant for Prairie Schooner, Quarterly publication of University of Nebraska Press and Creative Writing Program of UNL, English Department. She won place at the University of UNL's Mari Sandoz Prairie Schooner Short Story Award for two consecutive years. While at UNL she won the following scholarships and fellowships: Master class fiction scholarship; The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference-2007; The Franklin and Orinda Johnson Fellowship (2005-06); Dudley and Sue Bailey Fellowship (2005); Marguerite C. McPhee and Clare McPhee fellowship (2002-2003). Prior to that she was awarded a Bangladesh Technical Training Scholarship for Graduate Studies in York, UK (1983-1984). Her areas of research interest include post colonialism, gender studies and South Asian fiction. Her personal interests include traveling and oil painting.