Lecturer in Discipline; Research Fellow MEI
Spring 2023: TBD
I hold a Ph.D. degree in International Studies from University of Denver (US); M. A. degree in Political Science from Villanova University (US) and another M.A. degree in History from Islamabad (Pakistan). My regional specialization is in the area of South Asian politics and religion. The main focus of my teaching and research has been on the issues of women/gender and politics in Islam. I have taught in various universities in the US and Pakistan over the period of past thirty years, mentioning a few here; Karachi University and Aga Khan University (Pakistan); University of Denver, Metropolitan State University Denver, University Colorado Boulder and Columbia University New York. Besides my teaching career, I have actively worked as researcher and workshops facilitator with women/human rights organizations at national and international level; Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD) in Chiangmai, Thailand; Women’s World March Canada; Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Shirkat Gah: Women’s Resources Center Pakistan.
I have published a National award-winning book on the topic of violence against women entitled Beyond Honour: A Historical Materialist Explanation of Honour Related Violence. (Oxford University of Press: 2006). Further, to my credit are numerous articles and reports published in various national and international journals. I have been on the editorial boards of various scholarly journals and publishing houses. My on-going research project is entitled as, Beyond Piety and Secularity: A Historical Materialist Analysis of Muslim Women’s Activism in Global Context.