Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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Call for Papers: The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence

The South Asia Insitute at Harvard University will be hosting "The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence" on November 29th - 30th, 2022. The organizers are seeking abstracts for both individual papers and panel proposals on a range of topics covering the Independence movement and its enduring legacies. Read the full Call for Papers here. Submissions must be received by September 30th, 2022. AIPS is delighted to serve as a co-sponsor of this event. 

Short-Term Research Grant Awardee - Sundas Amer

Sundas Amer (PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin) was a 2020 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant awardee and conducted research in Pakistan for two months. Read the final report and more here.

Critical Pakistan Studies to be published by Cambridge University Press from 2023

Starting in January 2023, Cambridge University Press will publish a new interdisciplinary journal, Critical Pakistan Studies. The journal is a joint launch between CUP and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS); the University of Exeter South Asia Centre, UK; and Le Centre d ‘Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), France.

The Community College Collaborative Workshop

Dr. Paul Edleman (Sauk Valley Community College), Prof. Farah Habib (Bristol Community College), and Dr. Robert Soza (Mesa Community College) facilitated an AIPS-sponsored workshop titled “Inter-Disciplinary Integration of Social Science & Humanities in Pedagogy and Curriculum Development at Skills Building Educational Institutions.

2022 AIPS Book Prize Awardee

Congratulations to Dr. Nosheen Ali for receiving the 2022 AIPS Book Prize for her book titled Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan's Northern Frontier! The Book Prize Committee writes that Dr. Ali's work "...advanced how the field thinks about the War on Terror, and how citizens in Gilgit-Baltistan negotiate and respond to the unique political economy created by the US and Pakistan in the borderlands." To see the committee's full comments, please see below. Congratulations again to Dr. Ali!