Prof. Dr. Aparajita Hazra is Dean, Faculty of Arts and Professor in the Department of English in Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal, India. She has served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and the Head of the Department of English in SKB University, India. She has acted as Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and the Director of the Centre for Foreign Language Studies there. A gold medallist and a National Scholar, she has contributed numerous articles on literary topics in various national and international journals and newspapers too. She has also presented papers in various national and international seminars in India and abroad in countries like France, New Zealand, Macau, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand, Georgia and Scotland and Ireland. She has been invited as guest faculty in educational programmes on television. She has also been invited to deliver lectures on literature in various universities and Academic Staff Colleges in India. She has been invited as Resource Person and Keynote Speaker in numerous webinars and seminars too. She is the Indian collaborator of the World Shakespeare Project, a global venture initiated by Emory University, Atlanta. She also takes classes regularly with the students of Emory University through video-conferencing.
She has five books to her credit— The Terrible Beauty, Her Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Brontes: A Sorority of Passion, Marlowe, the Muse’s Darling and The Art of Articulation from Macmillan Publishers. An Anthology on the Gothic is on the way from Partridge. Another book on Enid Blyton is on the way from Rhyvers. She has also adapted Shakespeare’s Macbeth into a local dialect called ‘Manbhum’ as a project for Performative Shakespeare. Her team won the second place in a contest for local adaptations of classical texts.
She has teaching as well as administrative experience spanning 23 years. She is the External Expert in the Board of Studies in a number of Universities like SKBU, Vidyasagar University, Mumbai University etc. She is member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell in Bankura University. She has been appointed Adjudicator for PhD Theses by Baroda Universty, Assam University, Burdwan University, Rabindra Bharati University, Raiganj University, Vidyasagar University, Bankura University, NIT Durgapur, Jadavpur University, etc. She has been awarded the Noble Asian Educational Leader Award for 2020 from ISTAR, Philippines. She is the recipient of the Asian Education Award 2021. She has been Awarded the National Faculty Award for 2021-22 from NRA, Puducherry, India. She has also been awarded the Global Education and Research Excellence Award in English literature from The Centre for Professional Advancement, India.