Cultural anthropology has remained my major field of interest throughout my academic career. I have a PhD in Anthropology from the Australian National University. My thesis, titled “Schooling Gender in Rural Pakistan,” makes a unique contribution to the anthropological knowledge of how schooling affects the construct of gender. My thesis demonstrates an understanding of the Foucauldian theorization of panopticon, gaze, and disciplinary practice, and uses these to analyze the ethnographic material I gathered during my fieldwork. The thesis touches upon various aspects of education, including teaching pedagogy, curriculum, and state education policies. The abstract of the thesis is available on the ANU website. I have M.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees from the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad – Pakistan. The research work in these degrees explored women’s representation through cultural repertoire of Indigenous communities of Sindh and the earthquake of 2015 and ERRA Policy implications for women, respectively.
Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro – Pakistan. I have almost 10 years of professional experience working on social development projects with the federal government of Pakistan, national NGOs, and international organizations.
I am a photographer and make ethnographic films on gender, heritage, folk culture, and indigenous communities. The visual work has been published, displayed, and screened internationally.