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2014-15 Travel Grants

CAORC Funded 

Roanne Kantor
Affiliated Institution: University of Texas-Austin
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014
Title of Paper: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Safarnama-e Cuba
Paper Abstract            Final Report

Robert Nichols
Affiliated Institution: Stockton University
Conference Name: Mountstuart Elphinstone and the Historical Foundations of Afghanistan Studies: Reframing Colonial Knowledge of the Indo-Persian World in the Post-Colonial Era
Conference Date: November 6-7, 2015
Title of Paper: The Limits of Empire: Reevaluating Charles Metcalfe's Mission to Lahore (August 1808-May1809)
Paper Abstract             Final Report 

Uzma Z. Rizvi
Affiliated Institution: Pratt Institute of Art and Design
Conference Name: The 80th Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting
Conference Date: April 15-19, 2015
Title of Paper: Harappan Urbanites: Standardization, Ratios and Subjectivity
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Brian Bond
Affiliated Institution: City University of New York - The Graduate Center
Conference Name: Society for Ethnomusicology Conference 2015
Conference Date: December 3-6, 2015
Title of Paper: Where Melody Meets Poetry: the Sur Repertoire of Sindh's Shāh ʿAbdul Latīf Bhiṭāī
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Dean Accardi
Affiliated Institution: Connecticut College
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia; Sanskrit in Persianate India Preconference to the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Papers: Ascetic Discourses and Trans-Religious Community Formation in Early Modern Kashmir; A Pakistani Hero in Sanskrit Sources: Ali Hamadani and Body Politics
Paper Abstracts           Final Report

Brian Spooner
Affiliated Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Conference Name: Mountstuart Elphinstone and the Historical Foundations of Afghanistan Studies: Reframing Colonial Knowledge of the Indo-Persian World in the Post-Colonial Era
Conference Date: November 6-7, 2015
Title of Paper: A New Look at the North West Frontier
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Marta Ameri
Affiliated Institution: Colby College
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: A Question of Semantics? Iconographic Variability in the Image-Symbols of the Harappan World
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Tariq L. Rahman
Affiliated Institution: University of Oregon
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: Privatizing the Developmental State: Housing, Development, and Power in the Pakistani State's Margins
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Elizabeth Lhost
Affiliated Institution: University of Chicago
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: Vakīl, Mukhtār, Hājī: Patronage, exchange, and the microeconomics of the Hajj, c. 1880-1940
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Christopher Clary
Affiliated Institution: Brown University
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: The Difficult Politics of Peace and the India-Pakistan Rivalry
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Funded by Unrestricted AIPS funds

SherAli Tareen
Affiliated Institution: Franklin and Marshal College
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014
Title of Paper: Evolutionary Hermeneutics: Narratives of Emancipation in Muslim Colonial India
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Tehila Sasson
Affiliated Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Conference Name: The 130th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Conference Date: January 7-10, 2016
Title of Paper: Expertise on the Move: British Aid to Pakistan and the Emergence of Disaster Relief
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Sarah Ahmed
Affiliated Institution: University of Oregon
Conference Name: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: Women and the Jirga System in Rural Punjab
Paper Abstract            Final Report

US Embassy 2 Funded

(US to Pakistan)

Anita Weiss
Affiliated Institution: University of Oregon
Conference Name: Pathways to Sustainable Development - SDPI's 17th Annual Conference
Conference Date: December 9-11, 2014
Title of Paper: Local Resilience in Swat: Ongoing Efforts to Overcome Crises and Human Rights Abuses.
Paper Abstract       Final Report

Ulka Anjaria
Affiliated Institution: Brandeis University
Conference Name: Culture, Art and Architecture of the Marginalized and the Poor
Conference Date: November 7-10, 2014
Title of Paper: Realism and Resistance in South Asian Literature 
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Muhammad Umar Memon
Affiliated Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference Name: 2-Week Campus visit for lectures and consultation
Conference Date: November 10-25, 2014
Title of Paper: Translation and Its Warts; The Art of Fiction
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Golam Mathbor
Affiliated Institution: Monmouth University
Conference Name: Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Lecture 2014
Conference Date: October 27-31, 2014
Title of Paper: Factors Enhancing and Inhibiting the Effectiveness of Community Participation in Development Initiatives
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Bandana Purkayastha
Affiliated Institution: University of Connecticut
Conference Name: (a) Conference on Child Rights (b) Lecture on Ethnicity
Conference Date: November 19-25, 2014
Title of Paper: (a) Theoretical Approaches to Child Rights (b) Lecture on Ethnicity
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Elena Bashir
Affiliated Institution: University of Chicago
Conference Name: International Conference on Brahui Language & Culture
Conference Date: January 17-18, 2015
Title of Paper: The Brahui Language: Recovering the Past, Documenting the Present, and Projecting the Future
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Matthew Cook
Affiliated Institution: North Carolina Central University
Conference Name: Locally Sourced: Recovering the Local in History, Culture, and Politics in Pakistan
Conference Date: August 7-8, 2015
Title of Paper: How to Fix a Script: British Colonialism and the Sindhi Writing System
Paper Abstract       Final Report

David Gilmartin
Affiliated Institution: North Carolina State University
Conference Name: Locally Sourced: Recovering the Local in History, Culture, and Politics in Pakistan
Conference Date: August 7-8, 2015
Title of Paper: Imagining the Local in Pakistan
Paper Abstract         Final Report

Will Glover
Affiliated Institution: University of Michigan
Conference Name: Two-day workshop run with junior faculty members at LSE and some of their advanced grad students on writing urban histories in South Asia
Conference Date: December 15-16, 2014
Title of Paper: Untitled Workshop
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Sean Pue
Affiliated Institution: Michigan State University
Conference Name: Karachi Literacy Festival
Conference Date: February 7-8, 2015
Title of Paper: I Too Have Some Dreams discussion; Digital Humanities and Urdu Studies
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Hasan-Uddin Khan
Affiliated Institution: Roger Williams University
Conference Name: Advisor to COMSAT
Conference Date: January 2015
Final Report

Charles Kennedy
Affiliated Institution: Wake Forest University
Conference Name: Ethno Federalism in Punjab and Beyond
Conference Date: April 13-14, 2015
Title of Paper: Conflict and Policies of Ethnic Federalism in Pakistan
Paper Abstract

Christopher Candland
Affiliated Institution: Wellesly College
Conference Name: Pakistan Higher Education Commission and University of Peshawar International Conference on State and Society of Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities
Conference Date: May 13-14, 2015
Title of Paper: The Place of Emotions in Social Science Research
Paper Abstract           Final Report

David Rezvani
Affiliated Institution: Dartmouth College
Conference Name: Ethno Federalism in Punjab and Beyond
Conference Date: April 13-14, 2015
Title of Paper: Examining Autonomy Options in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan: Federalism, Full Independence or Partial Independence?
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Sorayya Khan
Affiliated Institution: Ithaca College
Conference Name: The 3rd Islamabad Literature Festival and lectures on her novels at Habib University
Conference Date: April 25-26, 2015
Title of Paper: Book Launch, "City of Spies: A Novel
Paper Abstract         Final Report

Cara Cilano
Affiliated Institution: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Conference Name: Locally Sourced: Recovering the Local in History, Culture, and Politics in Pakistan
Conference Date: August 7-8, 2015
Title of Paper: The 'Literary Local' in Pakistan: The Role of Representation and Interactive Media in the Formation of Identities
Paper Abstract          Final Report

Mehr Afshan Farooqi
Affiliated Institution: University of Virginia
Conference Name: (1) Faiz Peace Festival and (2) Literary Week at the LUMS Gurmani Center for Languages and Literature
Conference Date: November 20-27, 2015
Title of Paper: (1) The Uncreated Garden: A Textual History of Ghalib’s Urdu Poetry and (2) co-leading a workshop on Urdu literature and delivering 2-3 lectures
Paper Abstract          Final Report

(Pakistan to US)

Ashraf Khan
Affiliated Institution: Taxila Institute of Asian Civillizations-Quaid-i-Azam University
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014

Asma Ibrahim
Affiliated Institution: Museum and Art Gallery- State Bank of Pakistan
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014

Bilal Tanweer
Affiliated Institution: Lahore University of Management Sciences
Conference Name: Various conferences
Conference Date: October 2014
Final Report

Kaleemullah Lashari
Affiliated Institution: Management Board of Antiquities-Government of Sindh
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia Conference
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014

Ghani-ur Rahman
Affiliated Institution: Taxila Institute of Asian Civillizations-Quaid-i-Azam University
Conference Name: 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 16-19, 2014
Final Report

Hafeez Ahmed Jamali
Affiliated Institution: Department of Culture-Government of Balochistan
Conference Name: Invited Talk, Georgetown University
Conference Date: December 3-6, 2014
Paper Title: A Tempest in the Harbor: Megaprojects, Fishermen’s Movement, and the Necropolitics of National Identity in Gwader, Pakistan

Akmal Hussain
Affiliated Institution: Forman Christian College
Conference Name: Environmental Cooperation across South Asia’s Borders hosted by the University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: May 5-7, 2015
Paper Title: Climate Change and the Imperative of Cooperation in South Asia
Final Report

Dr. Imam Uddin
Affiliated Institution: DHA Suffa University
Conference Name: Florida International University’s Department of Religious Studies biannual Islamic Civilization Series and a lecture at the FIU Department of Religious Studies
Conference Date: March 30 - April 6, 2015
Paper Title: (1) Islam and Human Rights: A Pakistani Perspective, (2) Banking & Finance in Praxis, Pakistan as Case-Study
Final Report

Livia Holden
Affiliated Institution: Karakoram International University
Conference Name: (a) Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle (b) Two additional invited scholarly presentations during her stay in this country- one at the University of Washington and the other at the University of Oregon.
Conference Date: May 26, May 28, and June 2, 2015
Title of Paper: (1) Contemporary Manifestations of Islamic Divorce in the Global South: Understanding Khul in Diverse Cultural Contexts, (2) Divorce at the Women’s Initiative in Pakistan and Diasporas and (3) Lady Judges of Pakistan film screening
Paper Abstract         Final Report   

Haris Gazdar
Affiliated Institution: Collective of Social Science Research
Conference Name: University of Michigan and AIPS Collaborative Workshop on the Future of Pakistan Studies
Conference Date: April 4, 2015
Paper Title: Urban Studies Panel/Engaging Disciplines: Rewards and Challenges in Researching the City
Final Report

Framji Minwalla
Affiliated Institution: Institute of Business Administation-Karachi
Conference Name: University of Michigan and AIPS Collaborative Workshop on the Future of Pakistan Studies
Conference Date: April 4, 2015
Paper Title: Ruptures, Continuities, and the Struggle for Relevance in Recent Pakistani Performance
Final Report

Rabia Nadir
Affiliated Institution: Lahore School of Economics
Conference Name: University of Michigan and AIPS Collaborative Workshop on the Future of Pakistan Studies
Conference Date: April 4, 2015
Paper Title: From Walled City to Small City: Interrogating Development and Growth
Final Report

Syed Nomanul Haq
Affiliated Institution: Institute of Business Administration
Conference Name: (1) Deliver a lecture at Michigan State University, (2) Provide recordings for Urdu literary pedagogical materials and (3) Participate in a panel at the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 20-25, 2015
Paper Title: (1) Image of the Divine in Sindhi Folk Tales and Sufi Poetry (3) This is the cage of my heart! – The Self-Recoiling Ontology of Majeed Amjad

Ali Usman Qasmi
Affiliated Institution: Lahore University of Management Sciences
Conference Name: The Postcolonial Moment, Princeton University
Conference Date: November 13-14, 2015
Final Report

Altaf Qadir
Affiliated Institution: University of Peshawar 
Conference Name: Deliver lectures at Richard Stockton College based on his new book about Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi, published by Sage 
Conference Date: September 2015 
Final Report

Imran Ahmed Khan
Affiliated Institution: Geological Survey of Pakistan
Conference Name: Lectures at the University of Texas at Austin 
Conference Date: February 2016
Paper Titles:1) Mineral Resources of Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges, 2) Impacts of Climate Change in South East Asia: Need for Paradigm Shift in Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies, 3) Role Functions and Achievements of Geological Survey of Pakistan, 4) Status of Geospatial Mapping in Pakistan