Beaconhouse National University (BNU)

Ms. Aatiqa Sheikh

Program Coordinator Master of Art Education

Assistant Professor

Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design


Aatiqa Sheikh is a dynamic figure in the field of art education, with a rich background in both teaching and research. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master of Art Education (MA AE) program at MDSAVAD, she brings a wealth of experience to her role. Having begun her journey as a Senior Lecturer at MDSVAD, Aatiqa's passion for art education has taken her through various esteemed institutions, including the Beaconhouse School System, Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, and Beaconhouse National University. Her diverse teaching experiences have equipped her with a profound understanding of pedagogy and a commitment to innovative teaching methodologies. Aatiqa holds a Master's degree in English Literature from Punjab University, a testament to her interdisciplinary approach to education. Her academic pursuits led her to achieve a Master of Art Education with distinction in research from SVAD (Beaconhouse National University), highlighting her dedication to advancing knowledge in the field. Beyond the classroom, Aatiqa is deeply engaged in research and advocacy efforts. As the co-founder of Covert Overt, an inclusivity research collective, she actively contributes to initiatives aimed at fostering diversity and inclusion within educational spaces. Additionally, her involvement in a collaborative art education project with BNU-TEF underscores her commitment to enhancing teaching and learning practices in public schools, particularly in Southern Punjab. Aatiqa's scholarly contributions extend to the broader academic community, as evidenced by her participation in conferences such as the 13th Humanities & Social Science Conference at LUMS. Her research interests span a wide range of topics, including interfaith harmony and religious tolerance, as demonstrated by her role as a Site Lead for a project aimed at promoting these values in collaboration with GOP, World Bank, and UNESCO. In summary, Aatiqa Sheikh is not only a dedicated educator but also a passionate advocate for inclusive and transformative education. Through her teaching, research, and advocacy efforts, she continues to make significant contributions to the field of art education, enriching the lives of students and communities alike.


MA English Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Master of Art Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

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