Dr. Anoosh W. Khan is a Professor and Chair at the Department of Gender Studies, University of Peshawar. She did her Masters in English from the University of Peshawar and PhD in Anthropology from the American University, Washington, D.C., USA. Her research primarily focuses on the identity formation of Pakhtun women as influenced by various ideological state apparatuses. Her research interests include discourse analysis, ideology, citizenship and belonging with a broader focus on media studies, linguistic and cultural anthropology, gender and literature, and gender and human rights.