Department of English
Shampa Iftakhar  Assistant Professor
Name :
Shampa Iftakhar
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Assistant Professor  
Department of English
Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
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MA in Women's Studies (Ongoing)
Southern Connecticut State University,USA.

B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in English ( Literature)

  • Attended a free Webinar session on "Enhance Online Teaching With G-Suite and Add-ons" on 12 April, 2020 organized by HRDI.
  • Attended a free Webinar session on "Google Forms in Education"  on 16 April, 2020 organized by HRDI.
  • Attended a free Webinar session on "Guide to DIU Blended Learning Center "  on 19 April, 2020 organized by HRDI.
  • Organize and attend  seminar on  "Mitigating Sexual Harassment by Awareness & Shared Narratives" will be held on 30th July,2019 today from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. at DIU UC Auditorium,House Building Campus,Uttara organized by the Proctorial Committee of Uttara Campus.
  • Attended 6th  National BELTA Conference on 20-21 October 2017 at  held at Daffodil International University.
  • Attended  an International Webinar  on  Change Management on May 20, 2017  delivered online by Dr. Mawdudur Rahman, Dr. Sandra Sutherland, Dr. Erastus Ndinguri  from  USA.
  • Participated in the daylong Symposium titled, “Teaching of English Pronunciation in Bangladesh: Issues and Practices” organized by Department of English, DIU in DT 05, on 14th January, 2017
  • Participated in the seminar titled, “CLT: Its present scenario & future prospects in Bangladesh” facilitated by Dr.Obaidul Hamid, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, organized by Department of English, DIU in DT 05, on 10th December, 2016
  • Participated in the daylong workshop titled, “Curriculum & Materials Design in the Teaching of English at the Tertiary Level” facilitated by Dr.Fakrul Alam  & Dr.Shamshad Mortuza, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka,Dr.Mohammad Shahidullah, Professor, , Department of English, Rajshahi University, Dr. Mark Bartholomew, Director ,Quality Assessment and Capacity Building, BRAC University and Dr.Sayeedur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of English, IML, University of Dhaka, jointly organized by Department of English & IQAC, DIU in DT 05, on 26th August, 2016 .
  • Attended a workshop on "Curriculum Development & Materials Design for the Teaching of English at the Tertiary Level” on 26th August, Friday in the auditorium of Daffodil Tower 05.
  • Attended  a seminar and workshop entitled " Using Bangla Phonetic Alphabet (BPA) for Teaching English Phonetics" conducted by Mr. Aminur Rahman Applied Linguist(Australia), on 18th February, 2016, at DIU Auditorium.
  • Attended the workshop entitled  "Assessment for Learning" organised by British Council on 19 February, 2016 in Gulshan, Dhaka.
  • Conducted a workshop titled "History of English Literature-I: Collaborative Learning"  on 11 June, 2015 at DIU auditorium, Uttara campus.
  • Participated Teacher Training Program conducted by Dr. Wendy Garland on 23 May 2015 at Startup Cafe,(Banquet Hall).
  • Participated in, ‘Bangladesh Summit: Featuring Google for Education’ a two days workshop, organized by Daffodil International University, from 27-28 February, 2015
  • Participated in workshop on How Learning Works: Brain-Based Approach, and Best Practices for Teaching Writing at Daffodil International University, Dhaka on 6th December, 2014
  • Participated in a workshop on “Teaching Studies: Participatory Engaging Teaching” by HRD Institute, from June 03, 2013 to August 03, 2013, facilitated by Yousuf M Islam, PhD Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering and Executive Director, Human Resources Development Institute (HRDI), Computer Science & Engineering Department, Daffodil International University.
  • Participated in a seminar on “Postmodern Fiction”, facilitated by Professor Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, held at DIU Auditorium, on 27th June, 2013.
  • Participated in a seminar on ‘Structuralism’, organized by the Department of English, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, facilitated by Dr. Shamsad Murtaza, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, on 30 November 2013.
  • Participated in a conference titled “Language and Literature Teaching: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges” at Stamford University Bangladesh in 2011.
  • Participated a two-day international conference titled “Thinking otherwise within English Studies” at Jahangirnagar University from 13-14 May, 2011.
  • Attended the workshop on “Creative Writing” organized by The British Council in February 2011
  • Participated in a seminar on “Literature and Language” organized by Stamford University Bangladesh in December, 2007.
  • Participated in 5th BELTA conference titled “Changing World: Global Perspectives & Local Contexts” from 20-22 May, 2011.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Training organized by Stamford University Bangladesh from 4 June to 14 July, 2005.


Certificate Courses:

Achieved Statement of Accomplishments from Johns Hopkins University on University Teaching 101 in 2015.

Literature and Language 



  1. Published paper entitled " #Me Too in Bangladesh: Can You Change?" in Journal of International Women's Studies, in volume 21  Issue 2 . published from Bridgewater State University, USA, 2020. pp 126-142
    Available at:
  2. Iftakhar, Shampa.(2018). Structural Violence in Myanmar: Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights. International Journal of Management and Applied Science. Volume 4. Issue 5, May 2018.pp 59-66
    IRAJ DOI Number - IJMAS-IRAJ-DOI-12438
  3. Published an article entitled "In The Light of What We Know : Issues of Politics and Exile" in International Journal of  Languages, Literature and Linguistics  on Literature and Linguistics,(IJILL) Vol.2,No. 3, September 2016, ISSN 2382-6252.
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  4. Published an article entitled " Google Classroom: What Works and How?" in  the Journal of Education and Social Science (JESOC) Vol 3, February 2016 ISSN 2289-9855.
  5. “Paths of Glory: Injustice and Crime against Humanity ” International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics  on Literature and Linguistics, Vol.1,No. 3, September 2015, ISSN 2382-6252.pages 207-210 (print) 
  6. Rethinking English Teaching through CLT in Government Primary Schools of Bangladesh” DIU Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Volume 2 July 2014 pp 193-214, ISSN 2305-0136
  7. " Mobile Language Choice in SMS, M-learning and MALL" published in OUTLOOKS VUB Studies in Language, Literature and Culture,Journal of Department of English. Victoria University Bangladesh, 2nd Issue, October 2014, ISSN 2079-7478.
  8. Teaching Speaking Through Public Speaking Course”   Stamford Journal of English, Summer 2012 Vol: 7, pp183-203. ISSN 18189512
  9. English Language Teaching in Primary and Secondary Levels: Some Problems and Limitations” NELTA Conference Proceedings, 2011 pp: 68-70
  10. Heathcliff’s Perversity in Wuthering Heights: Reflection of Emily’s Life and Anorexia’’ OUTLOOKS ( Journal of the Department of English, Victoria University),June 2010 Vol. 1, pp. 178-190.  ISSN 2079-7478.

Other publications:

  • # “Nilgiri,” (published in post editorial). The Daily Somokal.  3 Oct. 2010. (pg. 5).
  • # “Sumodhrar Bukey Subuz Dip,” (published in post editorial).  The Daily Somokal.  19 May, 2011. (pg. 5)
  • # “Rumana, Apner Jono,” (published in post editorial). The Daily Somokal.  22 June, 2011.(pg 5)
  • # “Shosthrir Nishas Faltey Din,” (published in post editorial). The Daily Somokal.  29 August, 2011.(pg 5)
  • # “Akjon Hoimonti ba Adrita r Golpo,”( published in post editorial). The Daily Somokal.   30 August, 2011.(pg 4)





Conference Papers: 


  • Attended 2021 NWSA Annual Conference titled " We Are Family: Feminist Community Formations Across Borders and Experiences, held on 17-18 September,14-16 October, and 18-20 November, 2021
  • Presented a paper titled " # Me Too in Bangladesh: Can You Change?”The 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies. Bangkok, Thailand 25-27 April in 2019.
  • Present a paper titled, " Wiser for the Journey: Discovering Awakenings and Catalysts for Transformation through Collaborative Autoethnography" at Graduate Student Research and Creativity Conference, 2021 on 4 May, 2021 at Southern Connecticut State University USA.
  • Attended The 2021 Virtual Women’s & Gender Studies Conference titled “Gender, Race, Community, & Conflict: Pursuing Peace and Justice” in Southern Connecticut State University, USA  on 23 and 24 April, 2021.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The never-ending tension between Global South (Third World) and Global North (Western World) in In The Light of What We Know: A Post-colonial Approach in two-day international conference on Postcolonial Perspectives: Language, Literature and Culture and the Global South Department of English and Humanities, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, 14-15 February 2020. 
  •  Presented paper entitled "Sexual Harassment in Measure for Measure and #Me Too Movement" in two-day International Conference on Shakespeare titled “Discursive Shakespeare” oragnized by East Delta University, Chottrogram,Bangladesh  2-3 October, 2019.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Integrating English Language Proficiency Courses” in two-day international conference on English Language and Literature : Rethinking Disciplinary Diversity: Challenges of Teaching English in the 21st Century organized by Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University, Dhaka, 15-16 November 2018.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Overcoming Challenges of English Language Proficiency Course” in International Conference on English for Specific Purposes organized by University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9 November, 2018.
  • Attended and presented a paper on" Silence to Sex Violence: Blind Politics and Women Leadership" in Christopher Newport University, Virginia, USA on 23 March, 2018.
  • Attended and presented a paper on  "Structural Violence in Myanmar: Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights" in 203rd International Conference on Human Rights in New York, USA on 18 March, 2018
  • Presented paper titled " In the Light Of What We Know: Sex Violence and Our Women" on 25 March, 2017 in   Creating Global Change Women’s and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Conference at Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State,  USA .
  • Presented paper titled " Using Flipped Classroom and Google Classroom at a Time: Opportunities and Challenges" at the 2017 IAABR/ Academic OASIS – ORLANDO International Academic Conference held in Orlando , Florida, USA  from 19-21 March, 2017 .
  • Presented a paper entitled “English Studies: A Case Study of Our Female Students' Perceptive"  ” in 21st International Conference of NELTA  held on 7-9 March, 2016  in Lalitpur, Nepal.
  • Presented a paper entitled "In the Light of What We Know: Issues of Politics and Exile" in the international  conference on Diasporas and Diversities: Teaching English in a Changing World held  at Independent University Bangladesh on 5-7 November, 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Paths of Glory: Injustice and Crime against Humanity ” in International Conference on Literature and Linguistics- ICOLL 2015  held on July 20-21  in Paris, France.
  • Presented a paper titled, “Paths of Glory: Humanity in Gaza”, in the Spring Seminar 2015, held in Uttara Campus, Daffodil International University,on 13th February, 2015
  • Presented paper on “Teachers’ Perceptions on Google Classroom” in 7th International Conference on “English Language Education: Directions, Transformations & Sustainability.” National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka. 2-4 January 2015.
  • Presented paper on “Paths of Glory: Humanity in Gaza” in International Conference on “The Great war and English Studies”. Organized by University of Dhaka.18-19 December, 2014.
  •  Presented a paper titled “English Language Teaching in Primary and Secondary Levels: Some Limitations and Recommendations” in 15th NELTA conference on English in Multilingual and Cross-cultural Contexts : Exploring Opportunities and Meeting Challenges held on 18-20 February 2011.


  1. Awarded AIBS International Travel Grant by the American Institute of
    Bangladesh Studies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh in 2017.
  2. Achieved Statement of Accomplishments from  University of Melbourne on Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills  on 15 June, 2015.
  3. Achieved Statement of Accomplishments from Johns Hopkins University on University Teaching 101 on 06 May, 2015.

Member of Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)

Lifetime Member of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA)

Stamford University Bangladesh; Oxford International School