Dr. Shobha Padmakar Shinde is currently the Director, School of Language Studies and Research Centre, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. With a rich experience of teaching and research extending over a period of thirty years, she has won a national award for teaching excellence in English. Dr. Shobha Shinde holds many important positions in the University like Member, Senate, Member, Academic Council, Chairperson of Board of Studies and was the Vice Principal of Jai Hind College, Dhule for ten years. She has published more than thirty research articles in national and international journals and has made presentations in conferences in India and abroad. She has recently completed a major research project of the UGC on Indian Feminism and was actively involved in three Ford Foundation Projects. Her interests range from Gender Studies, Critical Theories, Dalit Literature. As Chairperson Board of Studies in English, she was instrumental in designing the curriculum and framing the syllabi of English courses right from undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D courses. She holds additional charge as the Head. Women's Studies Centre at North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. She has published four books related to theories and literary studies.