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7th Annual UM - Pakistan Conference: Gender & Sexuality

April 7, 2017

Gender in analytic discourse is either taken as the sole purview of a niche—that of feminist scholars—or, in the late Sharmila Rage’s terms, simply “tacked on” as an afterthought. Through a conversation between artists, activists, and academics, we hope to understand the role of gender in shaping various aspects of contemporary life in Pakistan.


Zehra Hashmi (University of Michigan)
Omar Kasmani (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Freie Universitat, Berlin) 
Arsalan Khan (Union College) 
Nida Kirmani (Lahore University of Management Sciences) 
Faiza Mushtaq (Institute of Business Administration, Karachi)
Nida Mushtaq and Shilo Shiv Suleman (Fearless Collective) 
Fizzah Sajjad (London School of Economics)

This conference has been organized in conjunction with the Pakistan Students' Association. This conference was made possible by generous support from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, as well as the U-M Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Islamic Studies Program, Residential College, Rackham Graduate School, LSA Central Student Government, Institute for the Humanities, Multi-ethnic Student Affairs, Residence Halls Association, Newberry-Barbour Hall Council, East Quad, Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Asian, Pacific Islander American Studies, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; and the Departments of: Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Communication Studies, History, History of Art, and Women's Studies. This conference is funded in part by a Title VI federal grant from the US Department of Education.