Sauleha Kamal holds an MPhil in Criticism & Culture from the University of Cambridge, where, she was a Chevening and Cambridge Trust scholar. She completed her Bachelor's at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, double-majoring in Economics & Social History and English and concentrating in Creative Writing.
In 2015, she was awarded the $25,000 Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Prize for excellence in writing. As a professional fiction writer and essayist, Sauleha has published work in The Atlantic, Herald, Catapult, the Oxford University Press anthology "I'll Find My Way" and various other publications (her detailed portfolio is available at http://www.sauleha.com).
Sauleha is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in the Islamabad hub, where she volunteers her time for community development, and the Film & Media editor for the Lucy Writers' Platform, a web magazine housed at the University of Cambridge. She has previously worked as a researcher at the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad, managing and facilitating various international development projects, served as Junior Fiction Editor for The Missing Slate, and worked in publishing at Simon & Schuster, New York.
The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan, The Express Tribune (International Edition of the New York Times), June 2016
Gender & Security: Why Women’s Voices Matter (Jinnah Institute, May 2016)