Dr. Amna Umer Cheema
Position: Associate Professor
In 2023, Dr. Cheema is selected for the ‘Oxford Award of Excellence in Social
In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD in the UK.
In 2019, for the first time in any Pakistani University, she introduced the subject of
Digital Humanities (DH) at the Institute of English Studies, University of the
Punjab. Since then, she has been teaching the module titled ‘Introduction to
Digital Humanities’ to the MPhil students and supervising research in this field.
In 2022, she initiated Institute of English Studies’ personalized website
(www.instituteofenglishstudies.asia). With this, she launched the Institute of
English Studies’ official podcast on digital storytelling-- ‘A Room with a View’
(2022), and ‘The Stories We Are: Excursions to Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Baluchistan and Sindh’’ (2023).
Dr. Amna Umer Cheema did her PhD in modern American poetry, from the University of
Leeds, UK, in 2018. She is an Elizabeth Bishop (American Poet Laureate) scholar. She
has participated in lecture recording titled “Revisions to Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘One Art’”, for
first year BS (major in English literature) students at the University of Leeds, UK. She
has presented papers on Elizabeth Bishop at international forums – NeMLA (North-east
Modern Language Association), ALA (American Literature Association), LCIR (London
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research); her chapter-length articles are published by the
Penn State University Press. Her interest in Elizabeth Bishop’s fluid spatiality has led
her to her recent fascination for Digital Humanities (DH). She is interested in DH
methods of discovery between areas of digital poetics, social sciences, material
sciences and discovery sciences. She believes in decentralizing resources and using
Digital Humanities as a method to study the topologies of knowledge outside defined
mediums. Dr. Cheema stimulated our Institute’s first Digital Humanities generative
project titled ‘Visualising Colour, Emotion and Sentimentality in the Unabridged Journals
of Sylvia Plath’. In 2022, her poster titled ‘Elizabeth Bishop in dialogue with
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Coding Poems for decoding problems in Fluid
Dynamics’ was selected for showcasing at the DH summer school, University of Oxford,
UK. In 2023, she supervised research on Europa Universalis IV games as a method of
reinterpreting literary history.
In addition, she has pursued her passion for journalistic and creative writing while
working for a prestigious Daily from 2004-2007.
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Digital and Public Humanities
Digital Humanities at IES
Workshop session on Digital Humanities as a Research method in English Studies