Dr. Asma Faiz is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lahore University of Management Sciences. Dr. Faiz obtained her Doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po, Paris, France. She also has a masters in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA and a Masters in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
At LUMS, Dr. Faiz teaches a wide range of courses including: Introduction to Political Science; Introduction to Comparative Politics; Nations and Nationalism; Theories of Civil-Miltiary Relations and International Conflict and Conflict Management.
Dr. Asma Faiz's research interests include a broad range of themes. Her first book, India-Pakistan Dialogue: Bringing the Society In, was published by Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. This book was located at the juncture of International Relations and Comparative Politics as it sought to understand the people's movement for peace-building between India and Pakistan. Dr. Faiz's edited volume, Making Federation Work: Federalism in Pakistan after the 18th Amendment (Oxford University Press, 2015) brought together reflections from leading academics and policy-makers on various aspects of post-18th Amendment federalism in Pakistan. Dr. Faiz's latest book, In Search of Lost Glory: Sindhi Nationalism in Pakistan (Hurst Publishers, 2021) explores the history, sociology and politics of Sindhi nationalism in Pakistan.
Furthermore, Dr. Asma Faiz's academic work has explored the rising trajectory of ethnic nationalism in south Punjab. Her research has also explored the phenomenon of right-wing populism in Pakistan, from its rise to its broader impact on the political system.
Dr. Asma Faiz's research interests include:
Faiz, A. (2013). Citizen Diplomacy in Indo-Pakistan Dialogues. South Asia Journal, 39.
Faiz, A. (2019). Populism of the Right: Imran Khan in Pakistan, Published. Populisme au pouvoir, Sciences Po Press.
Faiz, A. (2016). Federalism and Security in the Age of Terror: Police in Pakistan, Published. Federalism: A Success Story?, Nova Scotia Publishers.
Faiz, A. (2009). Citizen Diplomacy and Civil Society Contacts between India and Pakistan, Published. The India-Pakistan Reconciliation and Other Experiences in Post-Conflict Management, IFRI.
Faiz, A. (2021). In Search of Lost Glory: Sindhi Nationalism in Pakistan.
Faiz, A. (2015). Making Federation Work: Federalism in Pakistan after the 18th Amendment, Oxford University Press.
Faiz, A. (2007). India-Pakistan Dialogue: Bringing the Society In, Regional Center for Strategic Studies.
Husna Faiz, A. (2015). Ethnic Nationalism, Political Parties and the State in Pakistan. NORIA Graduate Conference on South Asia, Paris, France.