The Gurmani Centre’s dedicated team of language faculty teach courses in Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, and Arabic. They have also developed innovative methods and resources to teach these courses.  The language team is led by Dr.Gwendolyn Sarah Kirk.


Language Pedagogy Co-ordinator

Gwendolyn S. Kirk holds a doctorate in Linguistic Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses in Comparative Literature, Linguistic Anthropology, and Cinema Studies at the Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2019, she has also headed the Gurmani Centre’s Language Program as Language Pedagogy Coordinator—bringing her expertise to develop curricular materials and teaching techniques to enhance the program. She has also been working as Development Director for the Languages@LUMS  project, overseeing development of digital materials for the teaching of Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, and Urdu.


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