LUMS - Academic Report 2024 (2024)

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Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences Message from the Dean Highlights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Awards, Achievements, Fellowships, and Grants Zahid Hussain Zainulabideen Jafri Zainaab Basil Dr. Tamkin Hussain Amaani Jannat Salena Qureshi Sara Tariq Maham Fatima Humair Fatima Masood Syed Muhammad Sarim Gillani Raybal Ahmad Dr. Sadia Zulfiqar Events Shadowlands: A Film Screening by Dr. Nida Kirmani Panel Sessions at PIDE EconFest Pathways to Development Conference 15th Annual HSS Conference:Between Containers andCannisters: Informality,Geopolitics, andTransnational ImaginariesShaping Pakistan’s Futures Launch of Gurmani Manual for Academic Writing Art Exhibition—tār-e--harīr-e-do rang Translation Workshop Aik Aur Rukh by Yasmeen Hameed Wilful Women in Medieval and Classical Literature Baloch Resistance in Colonial Period HSS Seminar Series Publications Journal Articles In The Press Waqar Zaidi. Published an article ‘Great British Boffins’, Times Literary Supplement Magazine (6 October 2023). Tania Saeed. Published an op-ed titled ‘A Grim Future’ in the Dawn. Huda Imtiaz. Published poem ‘Crossword’ in the Homesick, an independent literary annual. Huda Imtiaz. Published two poems‘Hierarchies’ and ‘The EmptyVases’ in Volume 2 of the printmagazine Literary Chowk (March2023). Additionally, anotherpoem ‘Two-and-a-Something-Months’ was published in issue3 of the online magazine Luphyr(December 2022). Muhammad Saad Imtiaz. Co-authoredpaper ‘Water Constraintsto Agricultural Productivity’,currently a part of the WorldBank Policy Research WorkingPaper series. Muhammad Saad Imtiaz waspart of the core team (with YeonSoo Kim and Jeffery Tanner) thathas put together the World BankReport on the effect of COVID-19on displaced populations. Thetitle of the report is “DisplacedDuring Crisis - Lessons Learnedfrom High-Frequency PhoneSurveys and How to Protect theMost Vulnerable.”

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Message from the Dean

The appointment of Dr. Ali Cheema as Vice Chancellor was aproud moment for the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School ofHumanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS). To see one of ourfaculty being recognised for his contribution and commitmentto LUMS boosted the hopes and morale of many. Dr. Cheemahas also brought an urgency and focus to LUMS’ future prioritiesand direction, and over the last few months we have begunto lay down essential foundations that will focus academicpriorities and begin to address the long-term financialsustainability of LUMS.

The School’s reputation as a premier academic institutionproducing research on Pakistan in the area of humanities andsocial sciences continues to grow impressively. Recognitionof this is highlighted in continued internationally acclaimedpublications and the prestigious fellowships and collaborationsthat MGSHSS faculty continue to pursue with institutionsincluding Oxford and the British Academy, amongst others.

MGSHSS’ commitment to its academic programmes remainsone of its major priorities and following curriculum reviews, ithas begun identifying major areas of focus for its research andacademic programmes. Broadly, these areas revolve aroundthe cross-cutting themes of space and environment, identity,heritage, poverty alleviation, human development, andresistance and resilience. We are also keen to push our studentsto be increasingly engaged in experiential learning. In thecoming year, MGSHSS will lead a review of the core curriculumwith an eye towards ensuring that all students from the Schoolgraduate with the essential skills that they need in their careers; this includes writing, analytical and data skills, qualitative andquantitative research proficiency, as well as an understandingof citizenship and their place in the world. Moreover, the Schoolhas always pioneered a student-centric approach and hasidentified student wellbeing as one of its priorities. As part of this,we will continue to strengthen academic advising and push forgreater mental health support at both the school and university levels.

In terms of academic programming, it has been an extremelyintense year. Both the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)and Economics departments held their flagship annualconferences (Between Containers and Canisters and Pathwaysto Development). MGSHSS also held a conference in memoryof Professor Saba Mehmood (Gender, Piety, and Secularity) anda conference on Contemporary Literary Tends in Pakistan. TheSchool maintained a vibrant array of talks, seminars, webinars,workshops, and exhibitions to ensure that the intellectual andcultural heart of the university keeps beating. In all of theseacademic endeavours, the Gurmani School is supported by itsCentres - the Mahbub-ul-Haq Research Centre (MHRC), the SaidaWaheed Gender Initiative (SWGI), and the Gurmani Centre forLanguages and Literature (GCLL).

After years of effort, MGSHSS is thrilled to have acquiredthe Lutfullah Khan Sound Archive, the premier repository for theliterary, cultural, musical, and intellectual heritage of Pakistanand the wider region. The scale, richness, and uniqueness of thisincredible collection is unmatched in South Asia and its housingin LUMS will serve as an invaluable resource for interdisciplinaryscholarship, student learning, and community outreach acrossvarious disciplines, including history, sociology, anthropology,religion, cultural studies, musicology, film studies, and more.

Finally, as part of the year’s activities, MGSHSS completed amajor review of its alumni and found that job placement wasas good as any other School at LUMS with MGSHSS graduatesdisplaying excellence in a wide number of fields, ranging fromthe non-profit sector to the corporate world to film, music, and the arts. It is also with much pride that we find that out of our6,000+ alumni, more than half are women, and that 75 per centof these women are employed. The equivalent figure forfemale university graduates in Pakistan is 25 per cent.

As always, it is with a deep and continuing sense of gratitudeand appreciation that the Gurmani School acknowledgesthe Gurmani Foundation, the Syed Babar Ali Foundation,the Shahid Hussain Foundation, the Bilquis and Abdul RazakDawood (BARD) Foundation, and the Syed Mohammed andSitwat Mohsin Endowment for their continued supportduring increasingly turbulent economic times. Their generousendowments to MGSHSS will help in research, studentscholarships, and in strengthening the mission and vision of theSchool.

Dr. Ali Khan
Bilquis Dawood Chair and Dean,
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School for Humanities and Social Sciences



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Book Launches


Journal Publications


Awards, Achievements,
Fellowships, and Grants


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In the Press and Op-eds

Awards, Achievements, Fellowships, and Grants

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Zahid Hussain

Visiting Faculty, GCLL, has been awarded the PunjabiProse Afzal Ahsan Randhawa Award by the Pakistan Academy of lettersfor his novel, Kahani Ik Maan Di.

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Zainulabideen Jafri

is a graduating senior majoring in English and has beenoffered admission to the Master of Theological Studies programme at the HarvardDivinity School.

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Zainaab Basil

a graduating senior majoring in History and minoring in Politics,has received offers from both Oxford and Cambridge to complete an MPhil inDevelopment Studies.

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Dr. Tamkin Hussain

Assistant Professor, HSS, has been awarded theGeorg Forster Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundationand will be completing research at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany for the academic year 2024-25.

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Amaani Jannat

made history by becoming the first ever female sports climber to represent Pakistan at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China.

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Salena Qureshi

received a Silver Medal representing the PAK Army in the National Women Volleyball Championship 2023.

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Sara Tariq

won 1st position in the Prime Minister Youth Program Women’s Squash Championship 2023.

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Maham Fatima Humair

majoring in Politics and Economics, along with minoring in Public Management, has received an

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Fatima Masood

a graduating senior with a major in Political Science, hasreceived her acceptance from the University of Oxford in MSc Modern SouthAsian Studies with a research interest in politics and economy.

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Syed Muhammad Sarim Gillani

a graduating senior majoring in Economicsand minoring in Religious Studies, has received an offer from the University ofCambridge for an MPhil in Digital Humanities.

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Raybal Ahmad

is pursuing a joint major in Economics and Mathematicswith a double minor in Computer Science and Comparative Literary andCultural Studies. He has been accepted into several prestigious institutionsfor programmes in applied economics or data science, including Yale, Duke,Columbia, Vanderbilt, University of Southern California, University of Rochester,Boston University, Tufts, and NYU Abu Dhabi. Most of these schools have offeredhim partial to full tuition scholarships.

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Dr. Sadia Zulfiqar

Assistant Professor of African Literature, MGSHSS, has had herproposed monograph “Leila Aboulela and the Direction of African Novel” funded by the British Academy. The Aberystwyth Universityin Wales is hosting Dr. Zulfiqar as a BA fellow from September 2023 untilMay 2024. During her stay, Dr. Zulfiqar will present her work at two ofthe Department’s research clusters ‘Place and Belonging’ and ‘EmotionalLives'. She will also hold a public event with writer Leila Aboulela at the NationalLibrary of Wales and organise a symposium with the Centre ofMovement of People and the Syrian refugee community at Aberystwyth.


Shadowlands: A Film Screening by Dr. Nida Kirmani

One of the oldest settlements in Karachi,Lyari, has been the site for on-going violencebetween political parties, criminal gangs, and lawenforcement agencies since the early 2000s andhas been generally labelled as one of several ‘no-goareas’ in the city. However, residents of Lyari tell adifferent story. Sociologist and Associate Professorof Sociology at MGSHSS, Dr. Nida Kirmani’sdocumentary film, ‘Shadowlands’, explores the lives of tworesidents of Lyari, both of whom have lost familymembers to police encounters. Dr. Kirmani wasthe Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting AssociateProfessor of South Asian Studies for the 2022-23academic year at Brandeis University’s South AsianStudies Programme. Her documentary has beenscreened at many places across the world includingColumbia, Boston, and Stanford Universities.

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Panel Sessions at PIDE EconFest

The CNM Department of Economics organisedtwo panel discussions at the Pakistan Institute ofDevelopment Economics (PIDE) EconFest held onOctober 28-29 in Islamabad. The first day’s panel,titled ‘Is Tech the Answer? Tech for InequalityReduction,’ was moderated by Dr. Hadia Majid. Thesecond day featured a panel session called ‘Policy,the Public, and Economic Disorder,’ moderated byDr. Daniyal Khan. Also representing LUMS at theevent were Dr. Syed Ali Hasanain and Nazish Afraz.

Pathways to Development Conference

The second ‘Pathways to Development Conference’saw prominent academics, researchers,practitioners, and policymakers from withinPakistan, the Pakistani diaspora, as well as othersworking on Pakistan and the region, gather at LUMSto discuss issues vital to inequalities and socialjustice in the country. It was jointly organised bythe CNM Department of Economics and MHRC, theInstitute of Development and Economic Alternatives(IDEAS), the Institute of Development Studiesat University of Sussex (IDS), the Consortiumfor Development Policy Research (CDPR), theInternational Growth Centre (IGC), and the Centrefor Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Expertsfrom across various disciplines presented theirmost recent research on growth and development over 20 riveting sessions. Overall, the conferencesparked meaningful conversations, laying thegroundwork for a growth-oriented and sustainablePakistan.

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15th Annual HSS Conference:Between Containers andCannisters: Informality,Geopolitics, andTransnational ImaginariesShaping Pakistan’s Futures

Held from the April 17-19, 2024, the Conferencewas spread over 15 different sessions, with over50 speakers and moderators joining from all overPakistan and beyond, including the USA, UK, Germany,Canada, and Australia. It helped put LUMS at the centreof research happening on and in Pakistan regarding issuesof formal and informal politics and economy.Professor Gordon Mathews, a world renownedacademic and author of multiple books on issuesof ‘low-end globalisation’, was this year’s keynotespeaker. Apart from the sessions, the conferencealso featured an award-winning documentary,‘Songs of the Sufi: Telling the untold story of Classical Qawwali’.

Launch of Gurmani Manual for Academic Writing

An event was organised to announce GCLL’s firstpublication, Gurmani Rahnuma Kitab: ‘Ilmi Nasr —Usool o Rasmiyāt (Gurmani Manual for AcademicWriting) after the inception of its Publication Cellunder the supervision of Dr. Nasir Abbas Nayyarin October 2023. The publication is designed asa valuable resource for everyone interested inUrdu academic prose and research writing. BothSyed Babar Ali, Founding Pro Chancellor and the mind behind the Gurmani Centre’s foundation, and Dr. Ali Cheema, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, gracedthe occasion with their presence. Dr. TabassumKashmiri, a literary historian and critic, presidedover the session, while Dr. Najeeb Jamal, an Urducritic and renowned researcher, joined the panelas a special guest. The hosts of the event werethe editors of the book, Dr. Nayyar and Dr. ShaistaHassan.

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Art Exhibition—tār-e--harīr-e-do rang

featured a travelling exhibitionof two renowned artists, AmnaManzoor (a miniature specialist) andShah Abdullah Alamee (a mastercalligrapher), held in collaborationwith the Tanzara Gallery inIslamabad. Each artwork displayedwas a collaborative creation bythe artist duo and presentedaesthetic interpretations of AllamaIqbal’s Urdu and Persian poetryselections. A panel talk precededthe opening, where Amna Manzoorand Shah Abdullah were joinedby Professor Salima Hashmi (artistand art educationist), ProfessorNazish Attaullah (artist and arteducationist), Noshi Qadir (curatorand owner of Tanzara Gallery), Dr.Nadhra Shahbaz Khan (Director,Gurmani Centre), and Dr. FatimaFayyaz (Professor of Persian, LUMS).

TEXEcon -LLI Pedagogical Strategies Series Workshop 1: ‘Active Learning Strategies for Economics’

Department of Economics (TEXEcon) organisedthe first pedagogy workshop in collaborationwith the LLI in December. The workshop wastailored to address the specific challengesencountered by Economics instructors and wascontextualised within the field of economics. Thisworkshop highlighted pedagogical topicssuch as constructive alignment, lesson planning,assessment techniques, active learning, andengagement; it concluded with micro-lessonsand group teaching.

Reforms for a Better Future: Pakistan’s Child Stunting Crisis

Collaboratively hosted by the CNM Departmentof Economics, the World Bank Group, and PIDE,the event fostered engagement with pertinentstakeholders and garnered valuable insightsfor collaborative action. Distinguished figuresincluding Mr. Martin Raiser, Vice President, WorldBank Group; Ms. Ghazala Mansuri, Lead Economist,World Bank Group; and other senior World Bankofficials delivered presentations and engaged indiscussions focusing on Pakistan’s Child StuntingCrisis. The discussion session was moderated by Dr.Ali Cheema, Vice Chancellor, LUMS.


On April 19, 2024, GCLL organised an eveningfilled with poetry, music, and other festivities tocelebrate Nowruz, generally understood to be thePersian New Year. This mega event was plannedin collaboration with the Khana-e-Farhang, theIranian Cultural Centre in Lahore and the LUMSCulture Society. The Centre had the good fortune of receiving both the outgoing and incomingDGs of the Khana-e-Farhang as Chief Guests, anda chance to bid farewell to Mr. Jafar Ronas and extend awarm welcome to Dr. Masoodi.

Economics and Data Analytics Workshop Series

The Lab of Economic Analysis of Data (LEAD) at theChaudry Nazar Muhammad (CNM) Department ofEconomics held a series of three Economics andData Analytics Workshops taught by experiencedfaculty and industry experts, offering data skillswith real-world data.

Mentorship Sessions

The MGSHSS Career Center arranged mentorshipsessions for current students with alumni whoguided them on graduate school applications andaddressed career-related inquiries. Alongside, aseries of sessions were held that delved into scholarshipopportunities, application procedures, andexchange programmes.

Research and Capacity Building Workshop

MGSHSS hosted a transformative 5-day skillbuildingworkshop as part of ‘Cultivating theHumanities and Social Sciences and SupportingUnder-Represented Scholars of Asia’ transnationalinitiative, spearheaded by the prestigiousAssociation of Asian Studies (AAS) and generouslysponsored by Sweden.

Academic Support Lab

As of Fall 2023, the Academic Support Lab (ASL)was introduced as a unified resource for studentsseeking academic assistance. Merging thestrengths of the Learning and Mentoring Centerand the Academic Writing Lab, students whostruggle with reading comprehension and classparticipation, areas which were closely linked towriting, were provided support. The lab has tutored over 930 students during the2023-24 academic year, 124 of whom accessed theservices online. On average, each student receivesaround 30 minutes of individualised attention. Themerger has been a remarkable success, providingstudents with a seamless support system andenabling tutors to deliver quality assistance withfair compensation.

Training the Trainers: Life Sciences Workshop Series to Drive Research Advancements

Amidst personalised medicine and genetic engineering breakthroughs, the Department of Life Sciences organised two workshops, Mastering DNA Basics and How to Teach Genetics, as part of the Training the Trainers series. These sessions aimed to equip individuals involved in research and academia with essential expertise. By fostering proficiency in crucial areas of study, these workshops contribute to driving advances in the health and agricultural industries, ensuring that professionals are equipped to harness the potential of emerging technologies for societal benefit.

Gender, Piety, Secularity: Conversations with Saba Mahmood

The annual HSS international conference this yearwas dedicated to commemorating the remarkablelegacy of the late Pakistani anthropologist,Saba Mahmood. As a distinguished Professorof Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley until her untimely passing in 2018,Mahmood left an indelible mark on academiaworldwide. Scholars from the USA, UK, Canada, andvarious regions of Pakistan congregated to honourher profound contributions. Professor Shahzad Bashir from Brown University, Classical Qawwali’.USA delivered the keynote address titled, “SeekingKnowledge and Being in Early Colonial South Asia,”that set the tone of scholarly rigour and intellectualinquiry that permeated throughout the event.Days 2 and 3 of the conference were marked by anenriching masterclass and a workshop on readingProfessor Saba Mahmood’s seminal works alongwith several panel discussions.

Beyond Silk Roads: Asian Entanglements, Past and Present

Held on February 23-24, 2024, this conference wasattended by members of the global conveningprogramme, and experts from Europe, the UK, and Australia, as well as journalists, developmentprofessionals, academics, and policy makers fromPakistan. The event at LUMS was part of the BritishAcademy’s global convening programme, ChineseGlobal Orders, which seeks to understand China’srole as a global norm maker over the course of modern history and in the present. The focusof the Lahore conference was to deliberate onthe multifaceted and sometimes unintendedconsequences of China’s engagement withPakistan and Central Asia. Given the wide-ranging cooperation that Pakistan and Central Asia have offered to Pakistan, this region is an opportuneplace to consider wider China-South Global Southengagement.

Contemporary Balochi Poetry - معاصر بلوچی شاعری

Held on January 26, 2024, this session brought together eminent scholars to discuss the state of contemporary Balochi poetry. For this, Dr. Zia Ur Rehman Baloch, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pakistani Languages, Allama Iqbal University, was invited to present a comprehensive analysis of Balochi poetry's evolution. He emphasised its role in advocating social justice and resisting foreign domination as well as the emergence of feminist and progressive themes. The session concluded with a poignant recitation of modern Balochi poetry by Dr. Zia, featuring the works of Mubarik Kazi. Alongside, interactive discussions with the audience explored the stylistic diversity, political nature, and distinctiveness of Balochi poetry. Dr Jehanzeb Khan Baloch, Professor of History at LUMS, reflected on the significance of poetry in recording history and expressing political activism of the region.

Tabish Habib Conducts Panel discussion with Ali Junejo

Titled as ‘The Modern Thespian: Inside the Mindof an Actor’, the event revolved around AliJunejo’s experiences of working in major theatreproductions in Pakistan with renowned directorssuch as Zia Mohyuddin, Sunil Shankar and KanwalKhoosat. He also shared his experience of playingthe role of Haider in the hugely successful ‘Joyland’, highlighting the significant contrasts between theatre acting and film acting, along with his exposure to numerous prestigious international film festivals.

Local Journalists in Conflict Reporting

The study examines the role of local Pashtunjournalists, termed “fixers,” in enabling global media coverage of conflict zones, particularlyduring the U.S.-led “war on terror.”

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Translation Workshop

With GCLL’s focus on improving Urdu academicwriting since 2022, this semester included a translationworkshop in the eventcalendar. Researchers, students, and professorsfrom various academic and literary disciplinesacross the country participated. Dr. Ghulam Ali,a research scholar and translator; Dr. ShahzebKhan, Associate Professor of English at thePunjab University; and Dr. Ambreen Salahuddin,an eminent columnist and translator, served astrainers in the one-day workshop.

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Aik Aur Rukh by Yasmeen Hameed

A book launch ceremony session for ProfessorYasmeen Hameed’s latest publication Aik Aur Rukhwas held at LUMS. Mubeen Mirza and Dr. NasirAbbas Nayyar, noted Pakistani literary figures, were invited as guest speakers. Dr. Nayyar gavean overview of Pakistan’s literary landscape in thecontext of the author’s latest contribution to thefield and praised its content for raising pertinentquestions. Mirza, elaborating on Dr Nayyar’spoints, shed light on the literary topics includedin the book within the social and cultural context.

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Wilful Women in Medieval and Classical Literature

Situated within the context of the Global Middle Ages, this paper explores the trope of enamoured princesses in medieval literature, focusing on Middle English romances.

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Baloch Resistance in Colonial Period

This talk delved into the often-overlooked history of Baloch resistance against British colonial rule and challenged the notion that resistance in Balochistan is a recent phenomenon.

HSS Seminar Series

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On February 14, LUMS hosted an eventcelebrating the release of the groundbreakingbook, “The Time of Building: Kamil KhanMumtaz and Architecture in Pakistan,” publishedby Folio Books in 2023. This remarkablepublication, available for free access at, chronicles the illustrioussixty-year career of Kamil Khan Mumtaz, atitan in Pakistan’s architectural landscape.

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As part of its HSS Seminar Series, on February21, a compelling seminar “China’s Rolein the World: ‘China Changes the World’ or‘The World Changes China’?” was held. Thedistinguished speaker for the event was Dr.William A. Callahan, Professor of InternationalRelations at the London School ofEconomics and Political Science.

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On April 17, LUMS hosted a thought-provokingevent titled “Nightmares of decolonisation- Paramilitary Violence and the Makingof Modern South Asia.” The event delved intothe complex and often overlooked aspectof post-colonial history, focusing on the roleof ultranationalist and fascistic paramilitarymovements in shaping the trajectory ofSouth Asia following decolonisation.

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On February 28, Mr. Arsalan Khan, thekeynote speaker at a seminar, delved intothe concept of “The Promise of Piety” and itsimplications on shaping the moral order inPakistani society. The seminar also featuredAmen Jaffer as the discussant, who providedfurther critical examination and commentaryon the intersections of religion,morality, and governance in Pakistan.

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On March 6, an enlightening presentation delvedinto the intersection of Pakistani feminist artists’political and artistic endeavours within the complexlandscape of global geopolitics during the Cold Warera, particularly focusing on the 1980s.


  • Irfan Moeen Khan. Book ‘Rethinking the Sufi Shrine: A Metaphysics of Presence’ published by Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2023.
  • Ali Usman Qasmi. Book ‘Qaum, Mulk, Sultanat: Citizenship and National Belonging in Pakistan’ published by Stanford University Press.
  • Tania Saeed. Co-published book chapter ‘Values and the Possibilities for Minimizing EpistemicInjustice in International Collaborations’, Reflections on Bell Hooks’ Ethics of Love from the Education,Justice, and Memory (EdJAM) Network, in the book ‘Innovations in Peace and Education Praxis –Transdisciplinary Reflections and Insights’ by London: Routledge (2023).
  • Syed Rashid Munir. Co-authored chapter ‘Courting Dissent’ in the Research Handbook on Law and Political Systems.
  • Maria Amir. Book chapter ‘All the Women in Me Are on Fire’ in the volume Feminisms of Our Mothers.
  • Ilyas Chattha. Chapter ‘Partition and the History of Evacuee Property in Pakistan’ in the Migration, Memories, and the ‘Unfinished’ Partition (2023).
  • Amen Jaffer. Book chapter ‘Afterword: The Space of Living’ in C. Moffat. The Time of Building: Kamil Khan Mumtaz and Architecture in Pakistan (2023).
  • Amen Jaffer. Book chapter ‘Urban Development for Religious Equality: The Case of Youhanabad in Pakistan’ in Poverty and Prejudice: Religious Equality and Sustainable Development (2023).
  • Tania Saeed. Book chapter ‘Reimagining Education: Student Movements and the Possibility of a Critical Pedagogy and Feminist Praxis’ in Decolonizing Education for Sustainable Futures (2023).
  • Tania Saeed. Co-edited book, Exploring Education and Democratization in South Asia. Research, Policy and Practice. Book series: South Asian Education Policy, Research, and Practice (2024).

Journal Articles

  • Waqar Zaidi. Published articles ‘Aerial Social Spaces and State Power, in the Public Culture (2023) and‘The Pugwash Scientists’ Conferences, Cyrus Eaton, and the Clash of Internationalisms, 1954-1961’ inthe British Journal for the History of Science (2023).
  • Syed Rashid Munir. Published article ‘Domestic Lobbying for External Change: Textile Sector and Pakistan’s Entry into Generalized System of Preferences Plus’ in the Journal of Asian and African Studies.
  • Sadia Zulfiqar. Published article ‘The Poetics of ‘Sensuous Knowledge’ in Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter” in the Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (2023).
  • Farhana Shahzad. Published article ‘An Essay on Investigating Factors Influencing Comprehensibilityof World Englishes by Critically Evaluating Studies in the Domain’ in the British Journal of Arts andHumanities (2023).
  • Salman Rafi. Published article ‘Balochistan and the 18th Amendment: The Civil-Military Roots ofSeparatism and Regime Militarization in Pakistan’ in the Asian Affairs(2023).
  • Ilyas Chattha. Published article titled ‘Suffering, Survival and Sustenance: Meos’ Post-Partition Experiences in Pakistan’ in the South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (2023).
  • Ilyas Chattha. Published article ‘Australian Press Representations of the 1947 Partition Violence inPunjab’ in the Sikh Formations (2023).
  • Tania Saeed. Co-published article ‘Doing Harm: The Impact of UK’s GCRF Cuts on Research Ethics,Partnerships and Governance’ in the Global Social Challenges Journal (2023).
  • Sadia Zulfiqar. Published article ‘The Poetics of ‘Sensuous Knowledge’ in Mariama Bâ’s So Long aLetter’ in Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (Taylor and Francis).
  • Sadia Zulfiqar. Published article ‘The Nigerian Civil War and the Politics of Creative Remembrance:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy’ in Current Writing:Text and Reception in Southern Africa (2023).
  • Asma Faiz. Published article ‘Center-Sindh Relations in Pakistan after the 18th Amendment: Anatomyof Executive Federalism Under the PTI Government 2018–2022’ in the Journal of Sindhi Studies(2023).
  • Saba Pirzadeh. Publishes article ‘Partition Migration and Urbicide in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man’in the Art and Architecture of Migration and Discrimination: Turkey, Pakistan, and their EuropeanDiasporas (2023).
  • Umair Javed. Published article ‘Vaccine Hesitancy Among Informal Workers: Gendered Geographiesof Informality in Lahore’, Development and Change (2023).

In The Press

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Waqar Zaidi. Published an article ‘Great British Boffins’, Times Literary Supplement Magazine (6 October 2023).

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Tania Saeed. Published an op-ed titled ‘A Grim Future’ in the Dawn.

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Huda Imtiaz. Published poem ‘Crossword’ in the Homesick, an independent literary annual.

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Huda Imtiaz. Published two poems‘Hierarchies’ and ‘The EmptyVases’ in Volume 2 of the printmagazine Literary Chowk (March2023). Additionally, anotherpoem ‘Two-and-a-Something-Months’ was published in issue3 of the online magazine Luphyr(December 2022).

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Muhammad Saad Imtiaz. Co-authoredpaper ‘Water Constraintsto Agricultural Productivity’,currently a part of the WorldBank Policy Research WorkingPaper series.

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Muhammad Saad Imtiaz waspart of the core team (with YeonSoo Kim and Jeffery Tanner) thathas put together the World BankReport on the effect of COVID-19on displaced populations. Thetitle of the report is “DisplacedDuring Crisis - Lessons Learnedfrom High-Frequency PhoneSurveys and How to Protect theMost Vulnerable.”

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