She is author of a literary history "Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani English Literature" (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) and is the Bibliographic Representative (Pakistan) of "The Journal of Commonwealth Literature" (). She is on the International Advisory Board of "The Journal of Postcolonial Writing" () and has guest edited its Special Issue Volume 47 Issue 2, 2011: Beyond Geography: Literature, Politics and Violence in Pakistan. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Distinguished Service Cross Prize for South Asian Literature () and served as a 2013 jury member.
From 2009-2011 she served as regional chair (Eurasia) for the Commonwealth Writers Prize ().
Her daughter is the Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie. Muneeza Shamsie was born in Lahore, Pakistan and educated in England at the Wispers School.
She is the daughter of the writer Jahanara Habibullah. Shamsie is a regular contributor to the Dawn newspaper, as well as the Herald and Newsline magazines on literary affairs
She is also on the editorial board of the Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.
Shamsie"s most significant works are her compilations of the works of some Pakistani authors writing in English.