Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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Last call for 2022 AIPS Book Prize Submissions!

Book submissions are due to AIPS on Monday, January 10. Still interested in submitting your recently published book for consideration? See the AIPS Book Prize page and fill out our submission form to confirm your eligibility today.

Announcing the AIPS Resource Library

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies is excited to announce the AIPS Resource Library (ARL), a new effort we've been working on to consolidate Pakistan-related, open-access publications and materials on one central site. Our ARL currently houses over 100 publications and is continuing to grow. To navigate the library, click on "Browse Resources," where all entries can be sorted by topic and subdiscipline, as while as by region, if applicable.

AIPS on LinkedIn

AIPS is now on LinkedIn! Connect with us and learn more about all that AIPS has to offer! https://www.linkedin.com/company/aips-pakistanstudies

AIPS-OUPP Submissions due December 1st

The AIPS-OUPP scholarly reprint series focuses on reprinting humanities and social science monographs and edited volumes for sale in Pakistan. Prospective applicants must be individual AIPS members or scholars from an AIPS member institution. Submissions are accepted biannually; the next deadline is December 1st, 2021. Applicants must contact AIPS to confirm eligibility prior to applying. Find more information on the AIPS-OUPP page. 


Writing Pakistan: Literature, Nationhood, and Identity

AIPS sponsored the panel "Writing Pakistan: Literature, Nationhood, and Identity" at the 2021 Annual Conference on South Asia. The panel, organized by Mushtaq Bilal (PhD candidate, Binghamton University) investigates the relationship between Pakistani literature, nationhood, and identity by bringing together established scholars and graduate students working on Pakistani literature.