May 7, 2020
COVID-19 has led the world to a major economic downturn, with potentially strong adverse impacts on livelihoods of both men and women. One may ask: How has the new situation added to the burden women looking after the household, the elderly as well as children, with most support systems practically non-existent at the moment? How varied are the experiences and actions of men and women in the lockdown? How have their roles changed at home? How should policy interventions be targeted in order to be sensitive to these differences? How are professional outcomes being changed, whether in research or academics?
To get answers to all these questions, we invite you to join us for the eleventh session of LUMS Live: The Gendered Impact of COVID-19. Our distinguished panelists for this session include Dr. Hadia Majid - Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Dr. Rabia Malik - Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Dr. Nida Yasmeen Kirmani - Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS and Ms. Angbeen Atif Mirza - Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Law, LUMS.
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM (PKT)
Moderated by Mr. Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page.
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Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Nida Yasmeen Kirmani - Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Nida Kirmani is also Faculty Director of the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative. She has published widely on issues related to gender, Islam, women’s movements, development and urban studies in India and Pakistan. Dr. Nida completed her PhD in 2007 from the University of Manchester in Sociology. Her book, Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality, was published in 2013 by Routledge. Her current research focuses on urban violence, gender and insecurity in the area of Lyari in Karachi.
Dr. Rabia Malik - Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Rabia Malik holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester and was a postdoc at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research interests and methods lie at the intersection of economics and political science, with a particular focus on topics related to distributive politics and development, accountability, gender and politics, and Pakistan. Her current work on accountability and labour migration is grant-funded, and she has published in several top journals in political science.
Dr. Hadia Majid - Assistant Professor, Department Of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Hadia Majid holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include economics of the household, parental decision-making, and human capital acquisition. Her earlier work evaluates the Mexican conditional cash transfer programme at the intra-household level and micro-impacts of the Lahore Metrobus. Currently, she is focused on labour markets in Pakistan. Here, her projects include mapping various aspects of the female labour force participation in Pakistan over the past 30 years, examining the constraints and vulnerabilities of women in the urban informal economy, the links between macroeconomic growth and gendered employment, and the impact of BISP on women's labour market outcomes and decision-making.
Ms. Angbeen Atif Mirza - Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Law, LUMS
Ms. Angbeen holds a BA-LL.B from LUMS, and an LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School. She is the Faculty Director for the LUMS Office of Accessibility and Inclusion and member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Rights Foundation. Ms. Angbeen is part of the Adjunct Faculty at the Punjab Judicial Academy. Her primary area of interest lies in clinical legal education, specifically street law, live client clinics, and access to justice work. She supervises a street law programme at SAHSOL and has been involved in human rights work in various capacities.