Dr Nusrat Jan has been teaching in the Department of English for the last twenty eight years. She joined the department for an MA with a distinguished academic record having secured first position in BA in the state. Awarded the University Gold Medal, she was also adjudged as the Best Female Graduate in 1985. She completed her M A in 1987 and was awarded the University Gold Medal and went on to obtain M Phil and Phd degrees. Having specialised in American Literature, Dr Nusrat teaches a number of courses on American poetry, drama and novel to postgraduate students. Among other courses, she also regularly teaches a course on Research Methodology to Ph D Scholars. Her research interests include comparative literature, diasporic writing and minority writing; she has been guiding research in these and other areas. Five Phd scholars are currently working under her supervision. She has authored a number of articles published in national journals and co-edited three English textbooks taught at undergraduate level. An avid translator, she has translated numerous Kashmiri short stories and poems into English . She co-translated the persian poems of Ghani Kashmiri which was published as Penguin Classics under the title The Captured Gazelle . She has been a resource person at a number of translation workshops. Dr Nusrat participated in the Study of the United States Institute on Contemporary American Literature in 2013 organised by the US Department of State.