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AIPS Junior Scholars Conference on Pakistan

October 20, 2016 (10:00am -5:30pm)
Conference Room 5, Madison Concurse Hotel
with a reception to follow in Senate A/B (5:30 - 6:30pm)
Funded by a grant from CAORC

AIPS is hosting its second Junior Scholars Conference. This conference showcases the new research being done by junior scholars (both PhDs and graduate students with ABD status) in the field of Pakistan Studies in United States. The conference concludes with a preconference reception hosted by AIPS. 

Seven conference participants were selected through a competitive process
Paper titles and abstracts subject to change

Mashal Saif, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Clemson University
Paper Title: Sovereignty between God and the State: Insulting Muhammad in Contemporary Pakistan (Abstract)

Sahar Khan, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of California - Irvine
Paper Title: Ontological Security: Explaining Continued State-sponsorship of Militancy in Pakistan (Abstract)

Shayan Rajani, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Tufts University
Paper Title: Obstructing Geography: Resisting British Interventionism in Early Nineteenth Century Sindh (Abstract)

Faiza Moatasim, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Hamilton College
Paper Title: Negotiating Nonconformity: The Politics of Encroachment in the Planned Modern City of Islamabad (Abstract)

Maira Hayat, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Paper Title: Big Companies, Small Bureaucrats: Water and Governance in Pakistan (Abstract)

Abida Bano, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Paper Title: Women's Representation in Local Democracy: Formal and Informal Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Abstract)

Saad Gulzar, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, New York University
Paper Title: Why Do Citizens Become Politicians? Experimental Evidence on Candidacy (Abstract)

 

October 22, 2015 (8:30 am - 5:30pm)
Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
with a reception to follow in Pyle Center Lee Lounge (5:30 - 6:30 pm)

Funded by a grant from CAORC

AIPS is hosting its first Junior Scholars Conference. This conference showcases the new research being done by junior scholars (both recent PhDs and graduate students with ABD status) in the field of Pakistan Studies in the United States. The conference is open to the public and concludes with a joint reception co-hosted by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies for its Conference on Bengali Mangalakāvya and Related Literature, which is being held on the same day.

Ten conference participants were selected through a competitive process.
Paper titles and abstracts subject to change.

Majed Akhter, Assistant Professor of Geography, Indiana University - Bloomington
Paper Title: The long hydraulic partition: Producing national space in the Indus Basin (Abstract)

Andrew Amstutz, PhD candidate in History, Cornell University
Paper Title: Urdu in Karachi before Pakistan: Language Politics & Indian Ocean Commercial Connections, 1914-1946 (Abstract)

Yelena Biberman, Assistant Professor, Government Department, Skidmore College 
Paper Title: How We Know What We Know about Pakistan: New York Times News Production, 1954-1971 (Abstract)

Elizabeth Bolton, PhD Candidate in Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin
Paper Title: Khabarnak: Satirizing Current Affairs Television in Pakistan (Abstract)

Waqas H. Butt, PhD candidate in Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Paper Title: Waste and Its Infrastructures: Networks of Work in Contemporary Lahore (Abstract)

Abdul Haque Chang, PhD candidate in Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Paper Title: 
Different Histories and Geographies of the Indus Delta  (Abstract)

Mariam Durrani, PhD candidate in Educational Linguistics and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Paper Title: 
Desi/Brown as Mediatized Muslim Youth Personae: The Online and Offline Lives of Transnational Pakistanis (Abstract)

Isabel Huacuja Alonso, Postdoctoral Fellow in History, University of Texas at Austin
Paper Title: 
Awaz de Kahan: Nur Jehan's Radio Voice and the Making and Unmaking of Borders (Abstract)

Faris Ahmed Khan, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University
Paper Title: 
Contextualizing Khwaja Sira Rights: Toward a History of the Pakistani State's Gender and Sexuality Politics (Abstract)

Farhan Navid Yousaf, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Connecticut
Paper Title: 
Women's Trafficking in Pakistan: Intersecting Vulnerabilities and Repeated Exploitation (Abstract)