Colloquium 2017



Publication of Abstracts


Best Papers


Barriers to the Political
Empowerment of Women in Dir Lower


It's Her Fault


Gender Initiative at LUMS


Navigation Through Loss

Schedule of Events


FRIDAY, 28th April

Panel 1 - Law, Policy and Vulnerability (11:30am – 1:30pm)
Venue: A7

Faculty Discussant: Anushay Malik, Assistant Professor, MGSHSS

1. Female Sensitive Issues in Rehabilitating and Repatriating the IDPs of FATA -Najeeha Raza and Arooj Shams
2. Gender and Climate Change – Omer Akif
3. Patriarchy, Public Policy and Land Rights for Women in Pakistan, Sana Raffique and Ayesha Khalid

Panel 2 – Masculinities (11:30am – 01:30pm)
Venue: A9

Faculty Discussant: Emad Ansari, Assistant Professor, SAHSOL
1. Understanding of Masculinity - Ayesha Khwaja
2. Exploring the complexities and processes that lead to high male dropout rate at secondary level in Pakistan – Jahsir Shahbaz and Talha Ahmed
3. Roohi mai hamai Azadi milti hai; Masculine Performances & Place-Making in Cholistan Desert - Syed Ali Mehdi Zaidi

Panel 3 – Gender and Space (3pm – 5pm)
Venue: A7

Faculty Discussant: Nida Kirmani, Associate Professor, MGSHSS
1. It's Her Fault: Gendered Mobility, Space and Risk at the University of Karachi, Humna Farooqi and Komal Hajani
2. Gender, Space and dis-Belonging: Experience of Public Space in Lahore and London - Sama Khan
3. Gender and Taking Control of Spaces - Sakina Hassan

Panel 4 – Representing Gendered Worlds (3pm – 5 pm)
Venue: A9

Faculty Discussant: Maria Amir, Teaching Fellow, MGSHSS
1. Portrayal of Polygamy in Pakistani television dramas: A case study of ‘’Mera Saeein & Dosri Bivi” – Arooj Aurangzaib
2. A Patriarchal Construct for Female Body Image: Advertisements in Pakistan – Aysha Pervaiz
3. Broadcasting the Divide: Gender and Class differentiation within the Representation of Women Domestic Workers in the Pakistani Media - Mahrukh Saleem Ansari
4. Representation of Gender in Pakistani Television - Syeda Kazmi 


Keynote by Dr. Fouzia Saeed – 5:30pm
Venue: A-11

Followed by Documentary Screening by the Fearless Collective, and interactive session with Nida Mushtaq (Fearless Collective) – 6:30 pm

Panel 5 – Conceptions of Crime, Honour and Violence (11am – 1pm)
Venue: A7

Faculty Discussant: Saba Pirzadeh, Assistant Professor, MGSHSS
1. Accused Females Committing Offences under Section 302 – Namra Khawar and Amina Mazhar
2. Rape Culture in Pakistan – Mahnoor Tariq and Zaara Ehsan
3. Perceptions and representations of women's honour in Pakistan: a critical analyses through popular culture - Anam Fatima
4. Teenage Suicides in Hunza – Salma Khan 

Panel 6 – Gender, Agency and Education (11am – 1pm)
Venue: A9

Faculty Discussant: Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor, MGSHSS
1. Women Empowerment in Hunza: Highly Educated Women - Mehnaz Hayat
2. Gender Imbalance in Higher Education: Philosophical Debates and State Policies in Higher Education of Pakistan - Asma Majeed
3. Agency in Transgender Workers: A Case Study of Employment at Fountain House - Muhammad Hassan Qadeer
4. Gender Wage Inequality and Economic Growth - Mohd Ali Hassan

Panel 7- Mobility and Empowerment (2pm – 4pm)
Venue: A-7

Faculty Discussant: Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar, Assistant Professor, SDSB
1. Barriers to the Political Empowerment of Women in Lower Dir, KPK – Asif Khan
2. An Assessment of Migration and its Effects on Women in Lower Dir, KPK – Mohsin Ullah.
3. Aporia: The Feminist Method – Afrasiyab Khan

Panel 8 – Gendered Bodies and Affect (2pm – 4pm)
Venue: A-9

Faculty Discussant: Amen Jaffer, Assistant Professor, MGSHSS
1. Politics of the Governance of Womens’ Bodies - Bia Alina
2. Physically Impaired Women and the Issue of Marriage in Pakistan - Roheena Ali Shah
3. Navigating Loss: Death and Digital Possibilities of Women’s Grief Memoirs - Saman Tariq


Closing and Keynote by Nighat Dad (5:30pm)
Venue: Sayyed Saigol Auditorium