Dr Tayyaba Tamim is currently, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences & the Centre for Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. Before that she was Assistant Professor, at Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University. Dr Tamimhas her PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge, as a fully funded RECOUP scholar and her Mphil from Cambridge University, UK as afully-funded British Council Chevenning scholar. In addition, she has a Masters degree in English Language Teaching from Kinnaird College for Women University and Masters in English Literature from the University of Punjab. She also has a Diploma in ELT from the University of Punjab, Pakistan. She has 18 years of experience of teaching at different levels. She has published in reputed international journals and presented in several national and international conferences. Her areas of interest are teacher education, languages in education, language policy and education with reference to social justice across gender, class and caste. Her work involves the use of capability approach to human development and Pierre Bourdieu’s social critical theory.