B.A., Government College, Lahore, Pakistan
LL.B, Punjab University Law College, Lahore
M.A., University of the Punjab
M.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Emory University
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Professor Khwaja specializes in the areas of Victorian, romantic literature and postcolonial literature and also teaches courses in creative writing. He has published critical articles on English, Postcolonial, Urdu, and Punjabi writers and edited two anthologies of Pakistani literature, translating fiction and poetry from Urdu and Punjabi into English. He has also published three volumes of original poetry and a literary travelogue about his experience as a participant in the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. A native of Pakistan, he was a practicing lawyer, professor of law, and a regular columnist for the national papers before migrating to the States in 1994.
Modern Poetry of Pakistan. Works of 42 poets translated from seven different languages, the first collection of its kind. Edited by Iftikhar Arif and Waqas Khwaja. Dalkey Archive Press, 2011.
No One Waits for the Train
. A collection of poems about events surrounding the partition of India. Alhambra Publishers, Bertem, Belgium, 2007.
Writers and Landscapes
, An Account of the IWP Experience. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 1991.
Mariam's Lament and Other Poems
. Lahore, Pakistan: Sang-e-Meel, 1992.
Six Geese from a Tomb at Medum
(Poems). Lahore: Sang-e-Meel. 1987
Short Stories from Pakistan, Edited, with translations, notes and a critical introduction, UBS and South Asian Books, New Delhi, India, 1992.
Mornings in the Wilderness
, An Anthology of Pakistani Literature. Edited, with translations from Urdu, notes on authors, and a critical introduction. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 1988
Cactus: An Anthology of Recent Pakistani Literature
. Edited, with translations from Urdu and Punjabi. Lahore: Writers' Group Publication. 1984.