Sadaf Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. Sadaf completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University in 2006. She is the author of Transforming Faith: A Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women (2009) and the editor of Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives (2010). Gender has been a cross cutting theme in her research to date and it has intersected with a variety of domains: religious revivalism, indigenous women’s social movements, gender based violence, and Pakistani cinema. Her current research project is on Pakistani policewomen.
Ahmad, S. (2022). "Coping with Conundrums: Lower Ranked Pakistani Policewomen and Gender Inequity at the Workplace". Gender and Society, doi:10.1177/08912432211067968.
Ahmad, S. (2019). Pakistani policewomen: questioning the role of gender in circumscribing police corruption. Policing and Society, doi:10.1080/10439463.2019.1611820.
Ahmad, S. (2016). "Sexualized Objects and the Embodiment of Honour: Rape in Pakistani Films.". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 39 (2), 386-400, doi:10.1080/00856401.2016.1166473.
Ahmad, S. (2013). "Al-Huda and Women's Religious Authority in Urban Pakistan.". Muslim World, The, 103 (3), 363-374, doi:10.1111/muwo.12019.
Ahmad, S. (2008). "Identity Matters, Culture Wars: An account of Al-Huda (re)-defining identity and reconfiguring culture in Pakistan.". Culture and Religion, 9 (1), 63-80, doi:10.1080/14755610801963236.
Ahmad, S. (2001). "Sexual Harassment: A Case in Pakistan.". Violence Against Women and Children. Review of Women's Studies, 11 (1-2), 80-101.
Ahmad, S. (2000). "Internship with the Research Center of the Divine Word College of Tagbilaran: A Testimony of Experience.". Graduate School Journal of DWCT.
Ahmad, S. (2000). "Development of Rape Myths Scale and its Relation with Gender Role Attitudes.". Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 15 (1-2), 54-74.
Ahmad, S. (2022). A Minority within a Minority: Senior Ranked Policewomen in Pakistan, Published. Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic, Jon Maskály, Christopher Donner, Irena Cajner Mraovic and Dilip Das (Eds.), Exploring Contemporary Police Challenges: A Global Perspective, Routledge.
Ahmad, S. (2022). Unfulfilled Potential: Women Police Stations in Pakistan, Published. Danielle Watson, Sara Amin, Wendell Wallace, Oluwagbenga Akinlabi and Juan Carlos Ruiz Vasquez (Eds.), Policing the Global South: Colonial Legacies, Pluralities, Partnerships, and Reform, Routledge.
Ahmad, S. (2020). '"How do I like being a policewoman? I'm very happy!" Pakistani Policewomen and the Challenge of Presentational Data.', Published. Raza Mir and Anne-Laure Fayard (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business, Routledge.
Ahmad, S. (2019). 'When Emotions Become Fuel: The Passage of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation in Pakistan.', Published. Amélie Blom and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal (Eds.), Emotions, Mobilisations and South Asian Politics, Routledge.
Ahmad, S. (2016). Morality and Desire? Examining the role of the 'Westernized' woman of Pakistani cinema in the 1970s, Published. Jyotsna G. Singh and David D. Kim (Eds.), The Postcolonial World, Routledge.
Ahmad, S. (2016). Constructing a Culture of Fear: The Role of Gender Based Violence in Controlling Bonded Labour in Pakistan, Published. Ali Khan and Ayaz Qureshi (Eds.), Bonded Labour in Pakistan, Oxford University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2016). Punctuating Gendered Values: Exploring the Phenomena of Slaps in Commercial Pakistani Films, Published. Ali Khan and Ali Nobil Ahmad (Eds.), Cinema and Society, Oxford University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2013). Farhat Hashmi, Published. Natasha Delong-Bas (Eds.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, Oxford University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2012). AASHAs Approach to Institute Sexual Harassment Legislation in Pakistan, Published. Srila Roy (Eds.), New South Asian Feminism: Paradoxes and Possibilities, Zed Books.
Ahmad, S. (2012). The Veil, Published. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, Princeton University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2010). Of Allah and Power Point, Published. Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives, Oxford University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2010). Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives, Oxford University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2009). Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women, Syracuse University Press.
Ahmad, S. (2018). "Pakistani policewomen: Questioning the role of gender in circumscribing police corruption". Corruption and Communities in South Asia. Anti Corruption Resource Center, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway.
Ahmad, S. (2014). Gendered Slaps in Pakistani Cinema: A Nexus of Ideology and Sensationalism. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, United States of America.
Ahmad, S. (2013). Al-Huda and the Making of an Authoritative Master Narrative in Urban Pakistan. Putative Purities: Transcultural Dimensions of Master Narratives in Religion Conference, Heidelberg, Germany.
Ahmad, S. (2012). Al-Huda and Competing Spheres of Authority in Urban Pakistan. Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Conference, Boston, United States of America.
Ahmad, S. (2009). Revisiting Feminism and subsequently Islamic Feminism, through Al-Huda's Gendered Discourse. Conference on Islamic Feminism: Boundaries and Politics. Organized by the Centre national de la recherché scientifique, Institut des sciences humainesetsociales (CNRS-SHS), Aix-en-Provence, France.
Ahmad, S. (2007). Rethinking Empowerment through the Voices of Al-Huda Students. Conference on Social Transformations and Women's Empowerment, Lahore, Pakistan.
Ahmad, S. (2005). Allah and the Power Point: The Story of Islamic Revivalism Amongst Urban Pakistani Women. Annual South Asia Conference, Madison, United States of America.