Law, Policing, and Disorder in Contemporary Pakistan

Law, Policing, and Disorder in Contemporary Pakistan

Law, Policing, and Disorder in Contemporary Pakistan


Friday, March 31, 2023

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Niloufer Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Niloufer Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor at Rockefeller College in the Department of Political Science. Niloufer completed her PhD in Political Science at Yale University in 2017. Her book project examines why political parties engage in violence and the variation in violence strategies that they employ. Other research interests include political behavior, the politics of religion and ethnicity, electoral dynamics in developing or transitioning democracies, and voters and foreign policy. Siddiqui previously worked at the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Islamabad and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York. She has an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in English from Haverford College.


Arsalan Khan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Union College

Arsalan Khan is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. His research is situated at the intersection of semiotics, ritual, gender, and ethics — themes that he explores in the context of the Islamic revival in Pakistan. His book manuscript, The Promise of Piety: Islam and the Politics of Moral Order in Pakistan, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press.



Yasser Kureshi, Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford

Dr. Yasser Kureshi is a Departmental Lecturer in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. He is the author of the book Seeking Supremacy: The Pursuit of Judicial Power in Pakistan (CUP 2022). His research concerns the military and the judiciary and their impact on constitutional configurations and democratic outcomes in authoritarian and post-authoritarian states. His other research interests include democratic backsliding in South Asia, coup legitimation strategies, federalism, and the making of legal cultures. His work has appeared in the Journal of Comparative Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Democratization.


Zoha Waseem, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick

Dr. Zoha Waseem is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick and co-coordinator of the international network of academics, the Urban Violence Research Network. She is the author of the book Insecure Guardians: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi (Hurst/OUP 2022) and co-editor of the forthcoming volume, Southern and Postcolonial Perspectives on Policing, Security, and Social Order (Bristol University Press 2023). Zoha is broadly interested in researching the politics of policing, insecurity and crime, informality in police work, pluralization of policing and security, militarization, and migration. Her research has been published in the Journal of Urban AffairsPolicing and Society, and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

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