Dr. Chitra Sinha is Associate Professor, Centre for General Studies, Royal University for Women, Bahrain.Previously, she taught at t Visva Bharati University, SNDT Women’s University and the University of Mumbai. Her areas of specialization include gender studies, history, political science, sociology, and media studies. She has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Study on Women, University of California, Los Angeles, USA and School of Women’s Studies, Jabalpur University, India. Her book “Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941-56)” has been published by Oxford University Press. Her current research focuses on women’s empowerment, law and social reform in India and the Middle East.
Chitra Sinha, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculty of Centre for General Studies​
Royal University for Women
​West Riffa, Bahrain

HULICU'14 Keynote 

HULICU'14 Honorary Guest Speakers include: 

Dr. Becker received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Delaware.  He has taught English in France and China, and at the college level in the U.S.  He currently teaches writing and critical thinking at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, Delaware.

Preston Becker, PhD

Instructor- Writing and Critical Thinking

English Department

Delaware Technical Community College

Wilmington, DE, USA

Sydney March is Jamaican Poet, essayist, musician, journalist and educator residing in Washington DC. A recipient of Grants from The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Poets and Writers, as well as a Jenny Moore and Lannan Fellow, he currently serves as a panelist for the DC Commission’s Artist Fellowship Grants in Literature and has been a Judge for the Larry Neal Writer’s Award, Poetry Out Loud and The Washington Prize. An award winning poet, his essays and poetry have been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Beyond the Frontier, African- American Poetry for the 21st Century, edited by E. Ethelbert Miller and published by Black Classic Press.
     Sydney has lectured and presented at The Smithsonian Institution, Princeton University, University of Virginia, Long Island University, Howard University and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also compiled, edited and published an anthology of fiction and poetry “Writers on the Green Line,” funded by Poets & Writers. (2008). Sydney is associate editor for the Potomac Review and The Sligo Journal of Arts and Letters.

Sayed Ali Reza Ahmadi

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 

English Instructor

English Department

Balkh University, Afghanistan.


HULICU'14 Theme Speakers include: 

Professor Zhang's recent publications in English include “Shensi: Tracing Arthur Sze’s Poetic Imagination between East and West,” The Comparatist 37 (2013): 234-261; “The Cultural Politics of Gender Performance: An Inquiry into Fe/male Impersonation,” Cultural Studies 25 (2011): 294-312; Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America, New York & London: Routledge, 2008; “The Poetics of Cross-cultural Negotiation: Re-versing the Exotic in Diaspora,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 43 (2007): 248-263; and “Of Nonlimited Locality/Identity: Chinese Diaspora Poetry in America,” Journal of American Studies 40 (2006): 133-153.He is a recipient of a Research Excellence Award and Research Merit Award.

Baroosh Ahsan, MFA

J-1 Research Scholar

South Asia Institute

University of Texas

Austin, TX


Department of Fine Arts, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Benzi Zhang PhD

Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Department of English

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Dr. Marek Wojtaszek is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the University of Lodz, Poland. He holds a Ph.D. in the Humanities. He is a member of the Management Committee of the European Targeted Network on Gender, Science, Technology and Environment and serves as an European Commission expert on new ICTs. His main areas of research include aesthetics, digital culture, techno-ecologies, social-cultural studies of technology, and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.

Marek Wojtaszek, PhD

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies & Women’s Studies Center

University of Lodz, Poland

2014-15 Fulbright Fellow

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Champaign. IL, USA

Gerald Lee Ratliff, PhD

Associate VP Academic Affairs

Provost and academic Affairs 

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY, USA 

Gerald Lee Ratliff is the well-know author of sixteen texts, including An Introduction to Reader’s Theatre,The Theatre Audition Book, and the popular six volume series Audition Monologues for Young Women (Meriwether Publishing). A frequent presenter at national conferences on literary analysis, performance studies and instructional practices (American Theatre Association, College English Association, National Communication Association, National New York Conference on Language and Literature, Lilly Foundation and the Lilly Foundation National Conference on Liberal Arts among others), he was also a Fulbright Scholar to China (1990) and a U.S.A. Delegate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Russia (1992).         

Humanities, Literature, Cultures, & Arts 2014  Global Conference
Washington DC December 10, 2014 

The conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC Area- Silver Spring.