Hafsa Khawaja is a Teaching Fellow at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her course offerings include Pakistan Studies and the Politics of South Asia. She holds a Master’s Degree in South Asian Studies with a specialization in history from Columbia University, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar (2019-2021). Her academic and research interests include colonial govermentality, post-colonialism, nationalism, and the construction of gender and racial politics. Her graduate work focused on the interplay of racialized martial masculinities with the exercise of sexual violence on Bengali women during the War of 1971. Prior to this, she obtained her BSc (Honors) degree in Political Science and History from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and graduated with an academic distinction.
Her writing on various socio-political and cultural issues has been published in national and international newspapers and publications, including The News, The Nation, Pakistan Today, Friday Times, Daily Times, Dawn Blogs, Tanqeed, Jamhoor, and Himal Southasian. Most of it can be found on her personal blog.