SOAS University of London

Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Message from the Chair:

Amina Yaqin

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.

Amina Yaqin



Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Welcome to the CSP

The Centre for the Study of Pakistan's purposes are to:

  1. promote research and teaching in the study of Pakistan, both contemporary and historical, across a range of disciplines at SOAS
  2. bring together and publicise the range of work on Pakistan underway at SOAS, to build synergies between staff working on Pakistan and to encourage and facilitate fund raising for such initiatives
  3. work towards developing an interdisciplinary MA programme in the Study of Contemporary Pakistan
  4. foster and facilitate links between SOAS and other individuals and institutions in the UK and abroad who are engaged in academic study of Pakistan across various disciplines
  5. develop outreach programmes to disseminate knowledge of Pakistan to a wider public through a variety of events including workshops, conferences, exhibitions, film and performance arts
  6. promote understanding of Pakistan in all its aspects to involve Pakistan communities and diasporic groups and to organise joint events, as and when appropriate.

Constitution for the Study of Pakistan

Academic Staff

Academic and staff from all the disciplines represented at the School, are members of the Centre.

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