Samina Khan is Professor at the Department of English at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. She holds Ph.D in English Literature from AMU with her thesis on comparative study on the vitalistic philosophy in Bernard Shaw and Iqbal.
Dr. Khan's area of specialization is Drama and Comparative Literature. Five scholars have been awarded Ph.D under her supervision and currently she has been supervising seven Research Projects. Her areas of interest and research include Performance Studies, Prison Literature, Human Rights, Gender Issues and Communication Skills (Public Speaking). Samina Khan's Talk and workshops also focus on education as a powerful tool to bring social change. Her recent works include a book, book chapters and articles encompassing Muslim women, Muslim culture, and Muslim women's consciousness and pursuit of peace, and progress through literature and art forms.
She is currently associated with the major project - Urdu translation of Ambedkar Writings, A joint initiative by the Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice, Govt. of India. Her ongoing research is compilation for voicing the narratives of rape victims which shall be published shortly. She is also the Editor, English Section, Journal of Faculty of Arts, AMU. Her other service efforts at AMU have included Teacher Mentor, Manager AMU School, Academic Advisor, Member of Research Committee, and Human Activist.
Dr. Khan is pro-active in the field of Gender justice issues and is appointed member of Internal Complaint Committee, AMU constituted for prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students at work place, and Nodal Teacher, Gender Champion Scheme sanctioned by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Delhi. In addition to these she holds the post of Vice President for the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Aligarh unit and is the permanent member of Alumni Affairs Committee, AMU, Aligarh.
She is a regular participant and invited speaker in various opinion polls and interactions on social/ academic/national issues in print and electronic media.