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Fawzia Afzal-Khan honored in Pakistan; keynote in Thailand; key talks and publications during her sabbatical

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Fawzia Afzal-Khan was honored recently in Lahore, Pakistan, by receiving invitations to speak at the 3 leading universities and colleges in her native city of Lahore. Her undergraduate alma mater, Kinnaird College for Women, dedicated a day to her, and she was interviewed for the archives of the International Center for Pakistani Writing in English (ICPWE). The titles of the talks she delivered at Kinnaird, Govt College University, and the Lahore University of Management Sciences, were titled respectively: “Patriarchy is Not the Only Problem: Neoliberalism, Rentier Capitalism and Religious Extremism in South Asia” and “Queer in/g Pakistan” the latter being her sabbatical research in progress. Fawzia was also honored at the annual South Asian Literary Association conference (affiliated with MLA), by having a panel dedicated to discussion of her book, Siren Song: Understanding Pakistan Through its Women Singers (OUP, 2020).

She will be delivering the keynote address for the 9th annual World Women’s Studies conference in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10th, 2023. During her sabbatical year, she was also named as Contributing Editor of The Friday Times of Pakistan (circulation .5-1 million readers per week), where her recent essay on her travels and research has been published; two other essays were published earlier in Counterpunch, one on her travels through Karachi and the other about Shahzia Sikander’s public art in NYC which has been written about extensively in the New York Times, Hyperallergic etc.

Recent Articles by Fawzia Afzal-Khan: