Gold Medalist in Mass Communication and Journalism, Syeda Afshana is an Associate Professor at Media Education Research Centre, University of Kashmir. An alumnus of International Academy of Leadership, Germany, and a visiting fellow at Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University, she has extensively written and reported on media, politics, conflict, women, and other aspects of society. Her specialization includes International Relations and International Communication, Conflict Studies and Reporting, Convergent Journalism, Narrative Journalism and Print Media (Editing). She is doing a regular weekly column for local English daily newspaper Greater Kashmir, besides contributing for Indian national news magazines.
She has also authored a volume of poems ‘The Fugitive Sunshine’, an anthology of essays titled ‘Freeze Frame, Glimpses from Kashmir’, a collection of narratives named ‘Backyard of Corpses’ and a book of essays on gender issues ‘Gender Gamut’.