Saida Waheed Gender Initiative Seminar Series

The Saida Waheed Gender Initiative has a Gender Seminar Series that runs regularly throughout the academic year. These seminars are open to all. The timings and venues will be regularly communicated via updates. Please direct all seminar series related questions to


SWGI Seminar Series

  • Feminist Voices in Pakistan Urdu Literature

    Speaker: Humaira Ishfaq

    Date and Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

    Venue: A-6, Academic Block, LUMS

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  • Gendered Infrastructures: Women & Urban Politics in Lahore
    A Talk by: Dr. Amen Jaffer

    Date and Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:30pm

    Venue: Faculty Lounge, Academic Block

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  • Neither. Nor. Trans*.

    A Talk by: Omar Kasmani

    Date and Time: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm

    Venue: Auditorium A-6, Academic Block

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  • Of Mothers and Widows: Militarism’s Intractable Subjects

    Spring Seminar Series 2018

    Date and Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Venue: Faculty Lounge, VC Office

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  • Attachment, Articulation and Agency: The World of Women Digest Writers

    Speaker: Dr. Kiran Nazir Ahmed

    Date and Time: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Venue: Faculty Lounge, VC’s wing Academic Block

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  • Narrating Muslim Girlhood In The Pakistani Cityscape of Graphic Narratives

    Speaker: Tehmina Pirzada

    Date and Time: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Venue: A-5, Academic Block, LUMS

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  • Being 'Good' Women: Embodiment and Virtue in Religious and Secular Imaginaries

    Speaker: Summer Qasim

    Date and Time: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

    Venue: A-6, Academic Block, LUMS

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  • Performativity of Hijras in Pakistan

    Speaker: Aqib Ali

    Date and Time: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

    Venue: A-6, Academic Block, LUMS

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  • Nation, Memory and Humanity in South Asia - conversation with Yasmin Saikia

    Speaker: Dr. Yasmin Saikia

    Date and Time: Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

    Venue: A-16, Academic Block

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  • Obscenity Discourse in Pakistan: A Case Study of Mujra Dance Videos and Male Desire

    Speaker: Dr. Farida Batool

    Date and Time: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

    Venue: Faculty Lounge, VC's office, LUMS

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  • The Gendered Politics of Nationalism at the Wagah Border

    Speaker: Dr. Naveen Minai

    Date and Time: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00pm

    Venue: Faculty Lounge, VC's Office

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SWGI will be sharing its Seminar Series online here.

November 25, 2015: Fear and the City: Negotiating Everyday Life as a Young Baloch Man in Karachi



November 20, 2015: Beyond 'Add Women and Stir': Conversations on Gender & Economics



October 29, 2015: Gender Equality and Islamic Family Law - Dr. Zubair Abbasi