Jaharat Ara


Ms. Jaharat Ara
Associate Professor & Head
Department of English
Email: [email protected]


Career Summary: Associate Professor with 25 years’ experience of teaching courses in undergrad, postgraduate and British Curriculum at O/A Level.

Career Objective: To help university students discover and implement their true potential so that they can be successful in career and life.


Interactive teaching
Academic research
Research supervision
Academic leadership
Curriculum development
Instructional styles and techniques
Liaising with other professionals and employers
Conducting seminar and training
Strategic planning
Lesson planning
Creating and maintaining schedules
Marking and assessing students' works
Marketing of educational services
Key relationship management in academia
Remedial course design
Conversant in recent good practices in teaching and learning
Personable and approachable


Academic Qualification
M.Phil., Institution: University of Dhaka, Supervisor: Prof. Fakrul Alam, Thesis Title: Saul Bellow’s Treatment of Women in His Novels and Stories , M.A. in English Literature, Institution: University of Dhaka

Graduate in International Peace Research, Institution: Oslo University, Norway

B.A (Honors) in English Language and Literature, Chittagong University


Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, University Of Development Alternative (UODA) 2008 –2018
Visiting Research Supervisor, ASA University 2014-2015
Assistant Professor, Department of English, University Of Development Alternative (UODA) 2003 –2007
Coordinator, Foundation English Courses, University Of Development Alternative (UODA) 2003-2014
Coordinator, M.A. in English Literature, University Of Development Alternative (UODA) 2005-2017
Academic Adviser and Senior Teacher of English, The New School Dhaka, Banani 2018 – 2023
Senior Teacher of English, Bangladesh International Tutorial, Gulshan, Dhaka 2000 –2003
Senior Teacher of English, Mastermind School, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1999 –2000
Taught English Language and English Literature at College of Development Alternative (CODA), Dhanmondi, Dhaka. 1996-1998


Areas of Interest

A paper presented on 22nd February, 2022 in an International webinar titled “Hegemony, Social Justice and Muslim Minority Rights in India” organized by Department of Political Science, Banwarilal Bhaalatia College, Asansol.

Race Relations in Toni Morrison’s Fictions, UODA Studies Part II, April 2007 Vol. 1, No.1, ISSN No. 1996-7667.

A Paradigm Shift in Begum Rokeya’s “Sultana’s Dream”, UODA Studies Part II, April 2008, Vol.2, No. 1, ISSN No. 1996-7667.

Women in Saul Bellow’s Fictions, A paper presented at a seminar on “Bellow-Miller Memory” at R.C. Mujumdar Lecture Theatre at Dhaka University on May 7, 2007.

A paper titled “The Condition of War Affected Children during the Middle-East Crises” was presented as a part of the graduate degree in Peace Research in an international seminar at ISS, Oslo University in 1998.


Published books on creative writing

• পাখিদের মিছিলে,কাব্যগ্রন্থ, দেশ পাবিলেকশন্স, ২০২০

• রুপালি আলোয় মায়াবী পৃথিবী,কাব্যগ্রন্থ, দেশ পাবিলেকশন্স, ২০২২

• গডমাদার , উপন্যাস, দেশ পাবলিকেশন্স, ২০২৩