Faculty Profile

Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar

Associate Professor

  • PhD (City & Regional Planning), Columbia UniversityNew York, USA - 2008
  • MA (International Policy Analysis & Public Management), Columbia University - 1992
  • BA (Political Science), City University, New York - 1985
Area of Specialization: (City & Regional Planning)
Professional Activities:
On-board Status: Available

Work Experience:

  • - Associate Professor, City & Regional Planning at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Mar-2016 to PRESENT)
  • - Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore, at Asia Research Institute, National University (Aug-2012 to Jul-2014)
  • - Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Feb-2011 to Mar-2016)
  • - Guest Lecturer, Department of Architecture & Planning, at NED Karachi (Jan-2011 to Apr-2011)
  • - Guest Lecturer at Aga Khan University (Dec-2010 to Jan-2011)
  • - Academic Advisor, Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi at Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP), H.E.J (Oct-2010 to Jan-2011)
  • - Postdoctoral Fellow South Asia Initiative at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (Sep-2008 to Aug-2009)
  • - Teaching Assistant School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University (Sep-1991 to Dec-1991)

Membership & Affiliations:
  • - MEMBER, Regional Studies Association
  • - AFFILIATE, Sloan Ind. Studies program
  • - MEMBER, American Inst of Pak Studies
  • - MEMBER, American Planning Association
  • - MEMBER, Assoc American Geographers
  • - MEMBER, Association of Asian Studies

Honors & Awards:
  • - Co-PI –, Project Grant awarded by United States Institute for Peace (USIP) for USD $25,000 project: Media, ‘Everyday’ Cinema, & the Meaning of Public Space in Urban Asia. July 2013.
  • - Principal Investigator:, Grant awarded by Asia Research Institute for SGD $25,000 for project: Violence, Insurgencies, Deceptions: Conceptualizing Urban Life in South Asia, November 2013.
  • - Principal Investigator-, Project Grant awarded by International Development Research Council (IDRC) for CAD $500,000 project: Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan June 2013.
  • - HEC Travel Grant,, Annual South Asia Conference October 2011, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • - AAS Travel Grant,, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) March-April 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • - AIPS Travel Grant,, American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), March-April 2009.
  • - Departmental Research Grant for, Doctoral Candidates, Columbia University, 2005-2007
  • - Principal Investigator -, Faculty Research Grant awarded by Harvard University for USD $5000 for project Migration and Citizenship in Pakistan. April 2009.
  • - Departmental Tuition Fellowship,, Columbia University, 2005- 2007
  • - Deans’ Fellowship, SIPA,, Columbia University, 1990
  • - Teaching Assistant Fellowship, SIPA,, Columbia University, 1991
  • - Principal Investigator -, Research Grant awarded by Asia Research Institute for SGD $5000 for project: Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema. March 2013.

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Research Interest

List to come

  1. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Sarwat Viqar "Research Assistants, Reflexivity and the Politics of Fieldwork in Urban Pakistan", Area, Nov 09, 2016
  2. Richard M. Friend, Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Ajaya Dixit et al. (7 more authors) "Re-Imagining Inclusive Urban Futures for Transformation", Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Jun 01, 2016
  3. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Asian Mobilities and State Governance at the Geographic Margins: Geopolitics and Oil Tales from Karachi to Taftan", Environment and Planning A, May 25, 2016, England
  4. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Daanish Mustafa, Amiera Sawas, Sharmeen Malik "Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan:Final Report", Project of International Development Research Centre, Apr 26, 2016, Canada
  5. Richard Friend, Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Shiraz Wajih, Ajaya Dixit, T. Jayaraman, Khanin Hutanuwatr, Meena Manon "Re-imagining Inclusive Urban Futures for Transformation: An Agenda for Engaged Research and Informed Public Dialogue. Project Funded by ISSC", Future Earth, Aug 20, 2015
  6. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "‘The Bengali Can Return to His Desh but the Burmi Can’t Because He Has No Desh’: Dilemmas of Desire and Belonging amongst the Burmese-Rohingya and Bangladeshi Migrants in Pakistan", in Baas M. (Ed.) Transnational Migration and Asia: THE QUESTION OF RETURN, Jul 01, 2015, Netherlands Antilles
  7. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Mapping Politics in/of the Modern City: Cartography as Representation", Exhausted Geographies, Jun 01, 2015, Karachi, Pakistan
  8. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Infrastructure Redux: Crisis, Progress in Industrial Pakistan & Beyond", , Jan 15, 2015, United Kingdom
  9. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Sarwat Viqar "Producing Cosmopolitan Karachi: Freedom, Security and Urban Redevelopment in the Post-Colonial Metropolis", South Asia History and Culture, Apr 23, 2014
  10. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "The Postcolonial City in South Asia", Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Mar 01, 2014
  11. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Urban Transformations: Brokers, Collaborative Governance & Community Building in Karachi’s Periphery", South Asian History and Culture, Jan 01, 2014
  12. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Thinking beyond ‘Engines of Growth’: Re-Conceptualizing Urban Planning Discourse in Pakistan", Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, Jul 01, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  13. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Planning Karachis Urban Futures", Asia Research Institute, Working Paper Series No. 203, Jun 01, 2013, Singapore
  14. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Experiences of ‘Illegality’ in Burmese-Rohingya & Bangladeshi Migrant Enclaves in Karachi: Negotiating New Conjunctures of Citizenship", Citizenship Studies, Jan 01, 2013, Oxfordshire, England
  15. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "State Power, Civic Participation & the Urban Frontier: The Politics of the Commons in Karachi", Antipode A Radical Journal of Geography, Jun 01, 2012
  16. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Ending Islamic Solidarity in Post 9/11 Pakistan: New Restrictions on Migrants", Asia Pacific Memo #100, Sep 13, 2011, University of British Columbia, England
  17. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Citizenship, Surveillance, and Sovereignty: Managing Burmese & Bangladeshi Migrants in Transnational Pakistani Spaces", , Mar 31, 2011, United States
  18. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Institutional Actors, Learning, and Agency: Some Lessons on Infrastructure Provision for SME Industrial Districts in Sialkot, Pakistan", Journal of Infrastructure Development., Dec 01, 2010, Sialkot, Pakistan