Professor Mohammad Quayum

Academic Level E

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Mohammad A. Quayum is a full-time Researcher and Honorary Professor (with Full Academic Status) in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, at Flinders University, Australia. He has taught previously at International Islamic University Malaysia, the State University of New Work at Binghamton, University Putra Malaysia, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and University of Chittagong (Bangladesh). Author, editor and translator of 37 books, Quayum has published more than 130 journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries in American literature, Bengali literature and Southeast Asian literature. His recent publications include Reading Malaysian Literature in English: Ethnicity, Gender, Diaspora, and Nationalism (ed; Springer, 2021), Tagore, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Perceptions, Contestations and Contemporary Relevance (ed; Routledge, 2020), Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Companion (ed; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (ed; Orient Longman, 2017), One Sky, Many Horizons: Studies in Malaysian Literature in English (Marshall Cavendish, 2007, 2014) and Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla Academy, 2014). Quayum is also the curator and editor of a Festschrift for the Asian American Poet Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Festschrift: The Poetry and Poetics of Shirley Geok-lin Lim," published in the December 2019 (10.2) issue of the Journal of Transnational American Studies (Stanford University). He is the Founding Editor and former Editor-in-Chief (2007-20) of Asiatic: An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes (indexed in Scopus and WoS), and sits on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Taylor and Francis, UK), Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State UP, USA), South Asia Research (Sage/University of London) and Transnational Literature (Bath Spa University, UK), among others.


PhD, English and American Literature, Flinders University, 1991

MA (First Class and Distinction), English and American Literature, Lakehead University, Canada, 1984

Honours, awards and grants

Visiting Professor, University of South Australia, 2018

Visiting Professor, Jadavpur University, India, 2016

Visiting Fellow, Singapore Management University, 2009, 2011

Visiting Professor, Flinders University, 2009

Visiting Professor, SUNY Binghamton, 2003-4

Visiting Fellow, Flinders University (CRNLE), 1996

USIS Regionalization Fellow (awarded by USIS, Singapore), 1995

Flinders University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 1986-1990

Lakehead University Teaching Assistantship and Special Unversity Scholarship, 1982-1984

Key responsibilities

Postgraduate supervision

Advisory Board Member of Literary/Humanities Journals:

Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Taylor and Francis)

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press)

Transnational Literature (Bath Spa University, UK)

Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Crossings: A Journal of English Studies (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh)

South Asia Research (University of London/Sage)

Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief (2007-2020), Asiatic: An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes (Malaysia)

Co-editor, World Literature Written in English, 1993-2004 (Oxford University Press, Singapore)

Teaching interests

Asian Anglophone Literature, American Literature, Bengali Literature, Gender Studies, Nationalism and Transnationalism, Postcolonial Literature, Translation Studies

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Literature (1)