Ms. Shazia Aziz
Assistant Professor, Humanities
Area of Interest: Applied Linguistics, CMC, Business Communication,Literature
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
  • Reviewer of a number of national and international journals.
  • Recipient of a fellowship of the US Department of State and AIPS as Official Visiting Scholar and adjunct faculty for the semester FALL 2013 at Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
  • Recipient of the Annual Research Productivity Award 2011 at CUI, Islamabad.
  • Attendee of a one month's Faculty Development Training Workshop at FDA, Islamabad in 2012
  • Author of a newspaper article titled "Myths about COVID-19 and Social Responsibility" published in Pakistan Point on 2.4.2020. It can be read here : https://www.pakistanpoint.com/en/story/882138/myths-about-covid-19-and-social-responsibility.html

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. Shazia Aziz and Muhammad Asif Ikram Anjum (2022), "About Instructors’ Readiness to Teach Online", Book: Digital Transformation and Disruption of Higher Education (Ed., Andreas Kaplan). Cambridge University Press, pp: 333-344, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108979146  Abstract  (External URL)
2. Shazia Aziz, Akifa Imtiaz, & Rabea Saeed (2022), "Framing COVID-19 in Pakistani Mainstream Media: An Analysis of Newspaper Editorials", Cogent Arts and Humanities, pp: 1-19, Vol: 9, Issue: 1, ISSN: 2331-1983, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2022.2043510, Impact Factor: 0.486  Abstract  (External URL)
3. Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Shameem Fatima, and Shazia Aziz (2021), "Is attitudinal acceptance of violence a risk factor? An analysis of domestic violence against women in Pakistan ", Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Issue: July 2018, ISSN: 0886-2605, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518787809, Impact Factor: 6.144  Abstract  (External URL)
4. Muhammad Muzammil, Samreen Zafar, Shazia Aziz, Muhamamd Usman Bhutta , Rafi Amir-ud-Din (2021), "Maternal Correlates of Poliomyelitis Vaccination Uptake: Evidence from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria ", American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol: 2021, Issue: August, ISSN: 1476-1645, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.21-0327, Impact Factor: 2.126  Abstract  (External URL)
5. Shazia Aziz, Umara Shaheen, Samar Kamal Fazli, and Mudasser Mehmood Ahmed (2021), "Political Rhetoric Justifying Emergency:A Critical Discourse Analysis of Musharraf's Speech", PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology , pp: 4035-4062, Vol: 18, Issue: 4, ISSN: 1567-214X  Abstract  (External URL)
6. Shazia Aziz; Amna Naveed;& Dr Mudassar Mehmood Ahmad (2021), "Towards a More Effective Second Language Writing Pedagogy: Using Task-based Reading to Develop Writing Skills of ESL Learners", University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, pp: 330-350, Vol: 5, Issue: 1, ISSN: 2663-1512, DOI: https://doi.org/10.33195/jll.v5iI.256  Abstract  (External URL)
7. Shazia Aziz,Dr Akifa Imtiaz, Dr Asma Kashif Shahzad, & Dr Rafi Amir-ud-Din (2021), "Twisting the Class: Are we ready for a Flipped ESL Classroom?", Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, pp: 3827-3837, Vol: 12, Issue: 9, ISSN: 1309-6591, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed  Abstract  (External URL)
8. Dr Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Dr Fatima Waqi Sajjad, & Shazia Aziz (2020), "Revisiting Arms Race between India and Pakistan: A Case of Asymmetric Causal Relationship of Military Expenditures", Defence and Peace Economics, pp: 721-741, Vol: June, Issue: 2, ISSN: 1476-8267, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2019.1624334, Impact Factor: 1.247  Abstract  (External URL)
9. Rabia Ashraf, Shazia Aziz & Umara Shaheen (2019), "Construction of Self and Post-modern Consumerism in Richard Matheson's Button Button", Research Journal of Language and Literature, pp: 46-68, Vol: 4, Issue: 2019, ISSN: 2518-2471  Abstract  (External URL)
10. Dr Aasia Nusrat, Dr. Farzana Ashraf, Dr. Sardaraz Khan, Shazia Aziz, and Dr. Riffat Jabeen (2019), "Is Indirect Written Feedback Valuable? A Study Targeting ESL University Students in Pakistan", International Journal of English Linguistics, Canadian Center of Science and Education, pp: 340-350, Vol: 9, Issue: 5, ISSN: 1923-869X, DOI: DOI:10.5539/ijel.v9n5p340, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed  Abstract  (External URL)
11. Umara Shaheen, Muhammad Shaban Rafi, Shazia Aziz, and Noor-ul-Ain (2019), "Meeting Diversity in ESL Classroom: A Pedagogical Model for a Globalised Milieu", The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, pp: 237-253, Vol: 7, Issue: 2, ISSN: 2334-9212, DOI: https://doi.org/10.22190/JTESAP1902237S, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed  Abstract  (External URL)
12. Shazia Aziz, Rabia Ashraf, Huma Ejaz and Dr. Rafi Amir-ud-Din (2018), "Connotative Confluence: Imagery and its Functions in Shakespeare's King Lear", Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. DOI: 10.5782/2223-2621.2018.21.3.120, pp: 120-135, Vol: 21, Issue: 3, ISSN: 2223-2613; (Print), 2223-2621 (Online), DOI: DOI: 10.5782/2223-2621.2018.21.3.120, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed  Abstract  (External URL)
13. Dr. Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Shazia Aziz and Sidra Rasul (2017), "Achieving the Objective of Interest-free Economy: Challenges and Prospects", COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance, pp: 1-18, Vol: 2, Issue: 1, Standard: 2519-707X    (External URL)
14. Umara Shaheen, Saira Bano Khan and Shazia Aziz (2017), "Manipulative Power of Pakistani Real Estate Advertisements", Journal Of Social Sciences,Governmet College University, Faisalabad, pp: 267-283, Vol: 8, Issue: 2, Standard: 1812-0687   
15. Shazia Aziz, Rabia Ashraf and Dr. Mirza Muhammad Zubair Baig (2017), "Tapping into the Tradition:Tracing the Greco Roman Illusions and Medieval Milieu in The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr Faustus", Gomal University Journal of Research, pp: 128-139, Vol: 32, Issue: Special Issue 2, Standard: 1019-8180  Abstract 
16. Shazia Aziz, Amna Naveed and Dr. Musferah Mehfooz (2016), "Family Life in the light of Quranic Metaphors", Gomal University Journal of Research   
17. Rabia Ashraf and Shazia Aziz (2016), "Recurrence of Romantic Aesthetics in Classicist Writings:A Survey of British Classical Poetry", Elixir International Journal, pp: 41786-41789, Vol: 96, Issue: July 2016, ISSN: 2229-712X    (External URL)
18. Dr. Filza Waseem, Amna Naveed and Shazia Aziz (2015), "Does schooling make a difference in English Language Proficiency? A comparison of Pakistani undergraduate students coming from English and Urdu medium schools", European Academic Research, pp: 8628-8652, Vol: III, Issue: 8, ISSN: 2286-4822   
19. Amna Naveed, Shazia Aziz, and Dr. Musferah Mehfooz (2014), "Analysis of Cyberlanguage to Determine Gender Boundaries", European Academic Research, pp: 9706-9724, Vol: 2, Issue: 7, ISSN: 2286-4822  Abstract  (External URL)
20. Shazia Aziz, Maria Shamim, Muhammad Faisal Aziz and Priya Avais (2013), "'The Impact of Texting/SMS Language on the Academic Writing of Students-What do we need to panic about?'", Elixir Linguistics and Translation, pp: 12884-12890, Issue: February 2013, ISSN: ISSN-2229-712X  Abstract  (External URL)
21. Muhammad Faisal Aziz and Shazia Aziz (2013), "Employees’ perception about organizational culture: with and without ethnic diversity", Elixir Human Resource Management, pp: 17133-17138, Vol: 61, Issue: 2013  Abstract  (External URL)
22. Dr. Musferah Mehfooz and Shazia Aziz (2013), "Significance of Worship (Ibada) in Islam and Judaism ", Elixir International Journal, pp: 19454-19457, Vol: 64, Issue: Nov 2013, ISSN: 2229-712X  Abstract  (External URL)
23. Dr. Imran Haider Naqvi, Bokhari, S.H.A., Shazia Aziz and Dr. Kashif ur Rehman (2011), "The impact of HR performance management on project outcome", Afrcian Journal of Business Management, pp: 8491-8499, Vol: 5(21) , Issue: 23 September 2011, ISSN: 1993-8233, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM11.665 , Impact Factor: 1.105   Abstract  (External URL)
24. Dr. Imran Haider Naqvi, Shazia Aziz and Dr. Kashif ur Rehman (2011), "The Impact of Stakeholder Communication on Project Outcome,", African Journal of Business Management (AJBM), pp: 5824-5832, Vol: 5(14), Issue: 18 July 2011, ISSN: 1993-8233, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM11.076 , Impact Factor: 1.105   Abstract  (External URL)
25. Dr. Imran Haider Naqvi, Shazia Aziz and Dr. Kashif ur Rehman (2011), "The model of good governance in Islam", African Journal of Business Management (AJBM), pp: 10984-10992, Vol: 5(27) , Issue: 18 Sep 2011, ISSN: 1993-8233, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM10.1416, Impact Factor: 1.105   Abstract  (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Shazia Aziz & Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain Gilani (2022) "COVID-19 in the Pakistani Mainstream Media: A Corpus-Assisted Diachronic Study of Editorials from Popular Newspapers", Strengthening Teaching and Research Capacity: Collaborative Partnership in Social Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan in collaboration with South Asian Institute, University of Texas at Austin, USA,16-18 August   
2. Shazia Aziz; Dr. Muhammad Faisal Aziz; Maryam Jahangir (2021) "COVID19-Triggered Online Learning and Teaching: Challenges, Coping Strategies and Lessons Learnt ", APOES-3 2021 (Third All Pakistan Online Education Summit), 15-17 October, 2021    
3. Shazia Aziz; Dr Akifa Imtiaz and Dr Sarwet Rasool (2021) "Cyber feminism and Public Reactions: A Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis", International Conference on the Emerging Trends in the Arts and Humanities, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 15-16 June, 2021   
4. Shazia Aziz; Dr Sarwet Rasul; Dr Muhammad Faisal Aziz (2021) "Heritage Language Maintenance by Pakistani Immigrants in Oman", 4th PIRI REIS International Conference on Linguistics, History, and Geography, 10-12 October, 2021. Ankara, Turkey   
5. Shazia Aziz; Dr Muhamamd Faisal Aziz; Maryam Jahangir (2021) "Switching between online and on campus learning and teaching: challenges, coping strategies and lessons learnt", 4th International Piri Reis Language, History, and Geography Congress, 10-12 October,2021, Ankara, Turkey   
6. Muhammad Aqib, Shazia Aziz, Dr Ammad-ul-Haq (2021) "The Caliphate Restoration: Unconcluded Ottoman History", International Conference on Ottoman Empire Studies in Three Continents, Istanbul, Turkey, 21-22 August 2021   
7. Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain Gillani & Shazia Aziz (2021) "Thematic Analysis of Chen K's Rap Songs: A Pakistani Rap Music Genre Study", International Archaeology, Art, History, and Cultural Heritage Congress, Adana, Turkey, 13-14 November, 2021   
8. Shazia Aziz (2020) "Remote Supervision as a New Norm: An Investigation of Managerial Adeptness", 2020 MTMI International Conference on Emerging Issues in Business, Technology and Applied Sciences, Washington, D.C. (USA), 11-12 Sep.2020   
9. Shazia Aziz,Amna Naveed,& Muhammad Faisal Aziz (2019) "Blended Learning:Issues,Challenges and Prospects through the Lens of Students' and Teachers' Perspectives", 5th National Conference on Higher Education,Khanaspur,Ayubia,.2-4 August, 2019   
10. Shazia Aziz,Munazza Umair, and Kinza Afaq (2019) "Glocalization necessitating Bilingualism: Code switching in Pakistani Print Media Advertisements", ICLAP19, International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan   
11. Dr Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Dr Fatima Sajjad and Shazia Aziz (2019) "Revisiting Arms Race between India and Pakistan:A Case of Asymmetric Causal Relationship of Military Expenditures", International Conference on Contemporary Education and Countering Violent Extremism Practices in Pakistan,March 27-28,2019.   
12. Ammara Mehmood, Maryam Mohsin, Maria Sana, Farzana Ashraf and Shazia Aziz (2019) "Young Pakistani Generation's Suicide Notes: A Forensic Linguistics Pragmatic Analysis", ICLAP 2019,International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan   
13. Amna Naveed, Shazia Aziz and Dr. Premlata Vaishnava (2018) "Code Switching ,an asset or liability in a multilingual classroom? An Investigation into Students’ Attitudes Towards Code Switching in L2 Classrooms", 3rd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics:Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Preservation in South Asia,University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir,16-17 April,2018   
14. Lubna Akhlaq Khan,Aneesa Ateeq, and Shazia Aziz (2018) "Construction of Gendered Identities through Matrimonial Advertisements in Pakistani English and Urdu Newspapers:A Critical Discourse Analysis. ", 3 Day International Conference on Gender, Religion and Culture in Psychology: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, 17-19th December 2018    
15. Umara Shaheen and Shazia Aziz (2018) "Meeting Diversity in ESL Classroom: A Pedagogical Model for a Globalized Milieu", 3rd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics:Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Preservation in South Asia,University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir,16-17 April,2018   
16. Shazia Aziz, Rabia Ashraf, Amna Naveed, & Dr Rafi Amir-ud-Din (2018) "Reading to Beat the Writer's Block:Using Task based Reading to Develop Academic Writing Skills of EFL Learners", 4th National Conference on Higher Education:Higher Education and Sustainable Development,Khanaspur,Ayubia,3-5 August,2018   
17. Dr. Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Dr. Shameem Fatima and Shazia Aziz (2017) "Do perceptions of violence matter? An analysis of domestic violence against women in Pakistan", International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence,COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore,29-30 Nov.,2017   
18. Aroma Kanwal and Shazia Aziz (2017) "Duplicity of Video Game Advertisers: A critical Discourse Analysis of Violent Video Game Posters", International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence,COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore,29-30 Nov.2017   
19. Rabea Saeed and Shazia Aziz (2017) "Film to Society: Journey of Conflict and Violence through Language Sensitization", International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence,COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore.29-30 Nov.2017   
20. Muhammad Faisal Aziz, Shazia Aziz and Manjula V. (2012) "Measurement of Diversity Integrated Organizational Climate", International Management Research Conference 2012 on ‘Management Practice and Strategies in Dynamic Global Environment’ at Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute for Financial and Management Studies, University of Mumbai, India, 14th-15th Dec. 2012   

Qualification

PhD English Linguistics (in process)
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Sep 2019 to Sep 2023
   
Transitioning to Teaching Language Online
University of Minnesota, USA
Jan 2020 to Apr 2020
   
M.Phil in Applied Linguistics
Kinnaird College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
2009 to 2011
   
PGD in TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
1995 to 1996
   
M.A English Literature
The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
1988 to 1990
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Jul 2014 to Date
   
Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Aug 2010 to Jun 2014
   
Official visiting scholar and adjunct faculty member
Duke University, North Carolina, USA
Aug 2013 to Dec 2013
   
Instructor for IELTS and Spoken English for students ranging from Intermediate level to senior executives
School of Innovative Learning and Knowledge, Gulberg and Johar Town branches,Lahore
Mar 2010 to Jun 2010
   
Senior Teacher for English Language and Literature
Lahore Grammar School for Girls,Johar Town, Lahore
Sep 2009 to Jun 2010
   
Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad
Aug 2008 to Aug 2009
   
Senior Teacher for O Levels English Language and Literature
Lahore Grammar School for Boys, Johar Town, Lahore
Aug 2002 to Jun 2008
   
Intructor for the students of O-Levels to graduation.
Pak British Institute, Lahore
Jun 1998 to Jun 2004
   
Head of the Department of English Language and Literature and O Level Teacher
Customs Public School, Gulberg, Lahore
Aug 1992 to Jun 2002
   

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