Women & Gender Studies Institute

Afiya S. Zia

email : afiya.zia@mail.utoronto.ca

Afiya S. Zia is a PhD student at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. She is a feminist researcher-scholar and activist with a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of York, UK. She is author of ‘Sex Crime in the Islamic Context’, 1994 (ASR, Lahore). Afiya has edited a series of books, authored several essays in recent publications and contributed to scholarly journals. She is currently completing a manuscript for publication titled, ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan’. Her research interests include the interplay of Islam and secularism in Muslim contexts, violence against women and the women health workers’ movement in Pakistan.

Her research interests include the interplay of Islam and secularism in Muslim contexts, violence against women and the women health workers’ movement in Pakistan.

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