Dr. Anniqua Rana was planning to celebrate retirement as a Professor and then as a Dean in the San Mateo Community College District in 2020.   Instead, she’s stuck at home writing this book and taking a course in Urdu Literature.  She  has taught for over thirty years at Stanford University, University of San Francisco, and Lahore University of Management.  She was on the team leading efforts to eliminate inequities California Community College System serving 2.1 million students attending 115 colleges. For four years she worked the with the State Chancellor’s Office to reform pedagogical practices by  .  She has worked with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to implement technology in language learning.  In addition, she has facilitated Educational Planning and Leadership Trainings in Lahore and Islamabad. 

Dr. Rana takes great pride in having interviewed Asma Jahangir, Human Rights Advocate, Pakistan.  

She has  published in International Education, Listening to the Voices, Fourteen Hills, The Noyo River Review, Delay Fiction, and Naya Daur TV. Her debut novel, Wild Boar in the Cane Field, “a compelling and rare glimpse into the life of rural Pakistan” (Bapsi Sidhwa) was launched in the US and Pakistan in fall 2019.