Attend a Book Colloquium on Societal and Political Transformations

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:30pm
VC Faculty Lounge, Academic Block, LUMS

The Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre is organising a book colloquium with Dr. Ammara Maqsood, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at University College London and Dr. Shandana Mohmand, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). The discussion will focus on societal and political transformations across urban and rural Pakistan.

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: VC Faculty Lounge, Academic Block, LUMS

Dr. Maqood’s research focuses on questions of middle-class religiosity, aspirations and intimate subjectivities and urban politics in Pakistan. Her book The New Pakistani Middle Class investigates linkages between Islamic piety, contested ideas on modernity, and middle class identity in Lahore. The book was recently awarded the American Institute of Pakistan Studies 2019 Book Prize.

Dr. Mohmand’s research focuses on political participation, accountability, inequality and the political economy of service delivery. Her book Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters: Democracy under Inequality in Rural Pakistan examines how democracy can work to empower marginalised voters under conditions of inequality.

The event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend from outside LUMS are requested to send in their name and CNIC to for entry.

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