Shamsad Mortuza is the Pro VC, and the Head of the Department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He is a professor (on leave) of the English Department at the University of Dhaka. As a Fulbright scholar, he pursued his second MA in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. For his PhD, he attended Birkbeck College, University of London. His doctoral dissertation “The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry” was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers in 2013. He also completed his CELTA from St. Giles College, London. In 2013, he received a Fulbright scholarship for the second time to go to UCLA as a senior visiting postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on occultism. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in reputed national and international journals. He has also published a book of poems, Barkode, and a collection of non-fiction pieces, I Spy. He started his career as a journalist for The Daily Star and serves on the editorial boards of Crossings (ULAB), Spectrum (DU), Harvest (JU), Six Seasons Review (Bengal).