Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a Lecturer in Literature Humanities at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. Her writing has been published in academic journals and webzines. Ullah is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Presidential Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor at Columbia University.
Committed to bridging her scholarship, the arts, and critical pedagogy, Ullah is the Creative Director and Head Writer for Hijabi Monologues, a theatrical production that has toured over the last decade across the U.S. and internationally while providing a platform for emerging writers and performers. Ullah's work has been reviewed by media outlets like the BBC and The Stage, and she has consulted for professional theaters, television productions, and university diversity, inclusion, and equity programs.
A proud South Floridian-Bangladeshi, she holds a BA in English, Religious Studies, and Political Science from the University of Miami and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.