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, Daanish Mustafa "Intersections of Gender, Mobility, and Violence in Urban Pakistan", Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South: Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities. Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer (Eds.), Apr 14, 2018
  2. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Planning Mega Futures in South-Central Asia: Infrastructure’s “Contingent” Utopia", Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present. Tim Bunnell , Daniel P. S. Goh (Eds.), Mar 27, 2018, Berlin, Germany
  3. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Receding Rurality, Booming Periphery: Value Struggles in Karachis Agrarian-Urban Frontier", Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), Mar 24, 2018
  4. Dr. Amiera Sawas, Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "For the Many, not for the Few? Climate-Related Mega Projects and Human Security in Pakistan", Blog: Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research, Jan 17, 2018
  5. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Cities, Climate Change and Pakistan’s Extended Urbanization", Dawn Newspaper Blog, Sep 20, 2017, Pakistan
  6. Dr. Amiera Sawas, Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "For Pakistan, China’s huge energy investments may have serious political costs", The Conversation, The Huffington Post .....and shared/republished in various other online newspaper sites, Jan 14, 2017
  7. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar, Sarwat Viqar "Research Assistants, Reflexivity and the Politics of Fieldwork in Urban Pakistan", Area, Nov 09, 2016
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Mapping Politics in/of the Modern City: Cartography as Representation", Exhausted Geographies, Jun 01, 2015, Karachi, Pakistan
  14. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Infrastructure Redux: Crisis, Progress in Industrial Pakistan & Beyond", , Jan 15, 2015, United Kingdom
  15. 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
  16. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "The Postcolonial City in South Asia", Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Mar 01, 2014
  17. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Urban Transformations: Brokers, Collaborative Governance & Community Building in Karachi’s Periphery", South Asian History and Culture, Jan 01, 2014
  18. 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
  19. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Planning Karachis Urban Futures", Asia Research Institute, Working Paper Series No. 203, Jun 01, 2013, Singapore
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Citizenship, Surveillance, and Sovereignty: Managing Burmese & Bangladeshi Migrants in Transnational Pakistani Spaces", Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference. Panel titled Rethinking Citizenship in Asia: Comparative Perspectives on Recent Trends, Mar 31, 2011, United States
  24. 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
  25. Dr. Nausheen Hafeeza Anwar "Inefficiencies in Public Electricity Provision and Impacts on Firms in Karachis Manufacturing Sector", The Pakistan Development Review, Jul 01, 1999, Pakistan