April 14, 2022
Dr. Ghazal Asif Farrukhi argues that the hard labour of sustaining the nets of kinship within which one is caught can often lead to exhaustion, even in the most intimate of embodied relations. This discussion will explore how the tensions and intimacies of a mother-daughter relationship may, in the context of deep-seated casteist and religious prejudice, help reveal the logics, practices, and compromises through which women mediate family, profession, and personal ambition.
Hosted in collaboration with the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative (SWGI), the session will be moderated by Dr. Amen Jaffer.
Join us for this interesting conversation!
About the Panelists
Dr. Ghazal Asif Farrukhi
Dr. Farrukhi is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at LUMS, where her research and teaching focus on postcolonial regimes of legality and governance; domesticity, kinship, and gender; and everyday life, memory, and identity in multi-religious and multi-ethnic societies. Her doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins University recently received the Honorable Mention for the 2021 S. S Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies. Her writing has most recently been published in Political and Legal Anthropology and South Asia.
Dr. Amen Jaffer
Dr. Jaffer is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at LUMS, whose research and teaching interests lie in the fields of religion, urban studies, sociality, everyday life, political economy of waste and recycling, and the politics of space and infrastructure. His co-edited volume, State and Subject Formation in South Asia is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in April 2022.