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2015-16 Travel Grants

CAORC Funded
*Funding provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Nadia Loan
Affiliated Institution:  University of Oregon
Conference Name: AAS-In-Asia Conference 2016 on "Aisa in Motion: "Horizons of Hope" 
Conference Date: June 24-June 27, 2016
Title of Paper: The Quran Workbook: Materiality and Devotion in Contemporary Pakistan 
Paper Abstract             Final Report

Sanaa Riaz
Affiliated Institution:  Metropolitan State University of Denver
Conference Name: Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference
Conference Date: March 31 - April 3, 2016
Title of Paper: Alternative Subjectivities in Islamic Schooling: The Case of Urban Pakistani Parochial Schools
Paper Abstract             Final Report

Sohaib Kahn
Affiliated Institution:
Columbia University
Conference Name: 114th Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Conference Date: November 18 - 22, 2015
Title of Paper: Spending an Islamic Livelihood: The Calculative Rationality of Virtue Ethics
Paper Abstract           Final Report

C. Christine Fair
Affiliated Institution:
Georgetown University 
Conference Name: International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention
Conference Dates: March 15-19, 2016
Title of Paper: The Domestic Politics of Jihad in Pakistan: The Case of Lashkar-e-Taiba
Paper Abstract            Final Report

Carla Petievich
Affiliated Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Conference Name: Association for Asian Studies
Conference Dates: March 30-April 3, 2016
Title of Paper: From Court to Public Sphere: How Urdu Poetry's Language of Romance Shapes the Language of Protest
Paper Abstract            Final Report

Sylvia Vatuk
Affiliated Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference Name: Law and Governance in Gilgit Baltistan (Nantes Institute of Advanced Studies)
Conference Dates: April 27-29, 2016
Title of Paper: Inheritance and Governance in Muslim South Asia
Paper Abstract            Final Report

Alexis M. Saba
Affiliated Institution: Indiana University
Conference Name: Comparative and International Education Society
Conference Dates: March 6-10, 2016
Title of Paper: Translating and Approaching the Right to Education in Pakistan
Paper Abstract             Final Report

Karen Greenwalt
Affiliated Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference Name: Vitriol: Art and Its Discontents
Conference Date: March 11, 2016
Title of Paper: Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen and the Art of Migration
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Randall Law
Affiliated Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference Name: 23rd Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archeaology and Art
Conference Date: July 4-8, 2016
Title of Paper: The Art of the Harappan Microbead - Revisited
Paper Abstract             Final Report 

Elizabeth Bolton
Affilitated Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Conference Name: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Conference Dates: March 30-April 3, 2016
Title of Paper: The Clamor of Reticence: Producing News Television in Pakistan
Paper Abstract          Final Report

John Mock
Affiliated Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Conference Name: Law and Governance in Gilgit-Baltistan
Conference Dates: April 26-29, 2016
Title of Paper: Language and Governance in Gilgit-Baltistan
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Uzma Rizvi
Affiliated Institution: Pratt Institute of Arts and Design 
Conference Name: World Archaeological Congress
Conference Dates: August 28 - September 3, 2016
Title of Paper: Intimate Landscapes: Sand
Paper Abstract             Final Report

Funded by AIPS Unrestricted Funds

Maria-Magdalena Fuchs
Affiliated Institution: Princeton University
Conference Name: the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia
Conference Date: October 22-25, 2015
Title of Paper: Between Mosque, School, and Printing House: Muslim Associations in Colonial Punjab
Paper Abstract             Final Report

Amna Qayyum
Affiliated Institution: Princeton University
Conference Name: Assocation of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference
Conference Date: March 31 - April 4, 2016
Title of Paper: Edges of Authority: States and Their Absences Along South Asia's Inland Frontiers
per Abstract          Final Report

Naila Sahar
Affiliated Institution: State University of New York - Buffalo
Conference Name: 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
Conference Date: April 26-27, 2016
Title of Paper: Syncretic Language: an Archive of History and Experience in a Postcolonial World
Paper Abstract           Final Report

Saad Gulzar
Affiliated Institution: New York University 
Conference Name: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Conference Date: September 1-4, 2016
Title of Paper: Politicians: Experimental Evidence on Candidacy and Performance
Paper Abstract            Final Report

US Embassy Funded

(US to Pakistan)

Richard Barnett
Affiliated Institution:
 University of Virginia
Conference Name: 25th International Pakistan History Conference
Conference Date: January 19-21, 2016
Title of Paper: Pakistan's History in Context and Focus
Paper Abstract            Final Report

Hassan Abbas
Affiliated Institution:
 National Defense University
Conference Name: State, Society and Democracy in the Postcolony Conference
Conference Date: August 4-6, 2016
Title of Paper: Sectarianism & Internal Security: How the State-Society Nexus Was Reconfigured in the post Zia Era?
Paper Abstract

Joel Gordon
Affiliated Institution:
 University of Arkansas
Conference Name: Cinema and Transnationalism in Pakistan and South Asia 
Conference Date: September 1-2, 2016
Title of Paper: Movie Stars without Borders: Fashioning National Identity in Regional Studios/Regional Identity in National Studios
Paper Abstract             Final Report 

Christopher Candland 
Affiliated Institution:
 Wellesley College 
Conference Name: Fourth International Conference on Dynamics of Change in Pakistan - Afghanistan Borderland 
Conference Date: August 29 - 31, 2016
Title of Paper: The Purpose of Government, Manufacture of Legitimacy, and Violence of the State: Reflections on Conflict Transformation in Pakistan
Paper Abstract             Final Report

(Pakistan to US)

Saeed Shafqat
Affiliated Institution:
 Forman Christian College University
Conference Name: Academic Engagements at Wake Forest University, and 'the triangle', North Carolina
Conference Date: August 7-11, 2016
Title of Paper: Perceptions, Realities, and the Changing Dynamics of US-Pakistan Relations
Final Report