MGSHSS Faculty Publishes Chapter in Book

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5am

Dr. Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) has published a chapter titled, "Islamophobia in Higher Education: Muslim Students and the 'Duty of Care'" in Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). The editors of this volume are Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza.

The book challenges the current beliefs on racial inequality in higher education and sets out to provide new perspectives on race and racism. The book explores the roots of structural racism, especially in terms of limiting social mobility and equality within Britain for Black and ethicised students. Dr. Saeed’s chapter in the book explores the presence of Islamophobia in higher education. For more details about the book, click here.

Dr. Saeed obtained her DPhil in Education from the University of Oxford, UK and MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013 and 2006, respectively. She has worked as an Equity and Social Inclusion Advisor for DFID’s Punjab Education Sector Programme (PESP)-II, focusing on planning interventions to improve access to quality education for out of school children belonging to the most marginalised communities in Punjab. She has also worked on education and intolerance as part of a University of Oxford and Centre on Religion and Geopolitics project, studying teacher attitude and biases in government schools in Lahore and on monitoring and evaluating teacher education policy in India (Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar).

Dr. Saeed completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from LUMS in 2005. She is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). She has contributed to leading journals and edited volumes and is the author of the forthcoming book ‘Islamophobia and Securitization. Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice’ (Palgrave Macmillan, UK). She has worked with LUMS as Teaching Assistant from 2004 to 2005 and was recently associated as Adjunct Faculty prior to joining as Assistant Professor.