Prof. Lily Want

Department of English Language and Literature
Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST) Awantipora Kashmir, J&K.


Dr Lily Want is Professor, department of English Language and Literature, Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Awantipora, Director, Averroes Centre for Philosophical Studies, IUST and Dean Outreach, IUST. Prior to her present appointment at IUST, she was Professor of English at the University of Kashmir, Hazatbal where she served as Dean, School of Arts, Languages and Literatures and Head, department of English. Earlier, she was Associate Professor at Faculty of Humanities, American University of Asia, Sharjah (UAE).

Professor Want has been teaching for the last more than 37 years and has been rated as an excellent teacher by students in the various surveys by the University of Kashmir from time to time. She has been teaching courses like British Poetry: 16th to 19th Century, New Literatures in English, South Asian Diaspora Literature and Literary Theory. Professor Want is the author of several books mostly published by Cambridge University Press. Her articles have appeared in national and international journals. She also made numerous presentations at various workshops, orientation and refresher courses for College and University teachers both within and outside the country. She has organized a number of national and international seminars and workshops.