Message from the Chair:
It is an honour to be appointed as Chair of Centre for Pakistan. and I look forward to working closely with SSAI colleagues. The Centre for Pakistan at SOAS is one of its kind in the UK, a hub of academic activity, rigorous scholarship and community engagement. Our focus is on the complexity and richness of culture, society, and politics in Pakistan. We are enriched by our community of in house academics who work on Pakistan, distinguished Pakistani alum and our current students. I am very excited to work with them through this platform and going forward I hope to extend our networks as widely as possible, to enhance and build our partnerships with Pakistani universities, and to secure funding for the Centre’s long term sustainability. As a researcher, I have conducted field research on women’s poetry in Pakistan and I am particularly interested in questions of gender, feminism and cultural representations.