Shafinur Nahar accomplished her B.A (Hons) and M.A in English from the University of Chittagong and has also done her second post-graduation in Kashmir and South Asia Studies from the University of Kashmir in India. She has achieved a full funded scholarship from the South Asia Foundation (SAF) for studying MA in Kashmir and South Asia Studies. Her main research interests are in women writing, creative writing, gender studies, cultural studies and minority studies. Her research articles and papers on women writing, gender violence and minority studies have been published in renowned international and national books and journals. Besides the academic works, she is a poet and writer. She writes both in English and Bengali language. Her poems and stories have appeared in different national and international literary magazines and anthologies. She has translated a collection of poems (a project on multilingual poetry) named Colors We Spread which is about to publish from Nepal. Her full-length book on Bangla poems has been published in 2016. She is also poetry editor of international literary magazine Prachya Review (http://www.prachyareview.com/).
In 2017, she was invited as Bangladeshi young poet to perform her creative writing in SAARC Literary Festival in Delhi and also she has presented a paper on the influence of Sufism in Bangla poetry in the academic session of SAARC Sufi Festival in Jaipur.