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Faculty Profile

Dr Fatima Sajjad

Assistant Professor

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Website: https://umt.academia.edu/FSajjad

Dr. Fatima Sajjad, Assistant Professor

Fatima Sajjad is a researcher in the field of Critical Peace Studies and Peace Education in Pakistan. Her work questions contemporary education structures in and outside Pakistan and explores ideas for building peace through education. Her doctoral thesis examined the idea of the ‘Turkish Model’ as a bridge between Islam and the West. Her recent work for Journal of Peace Education reconsiders the problem of youth radicalism in Pakistan and suggests alternative ways to counter extremism in the country. Her work has been published in NDU Journal 2015, a flagship of National Defence University Islamabad, Journal of Political Studies University of the Punjab and IPRI Journal 2016from Islamabad Policy Research Institute. Her work has also been presented in various national and international conferences including International Human Security Conference in Istanbul , Turkey; The Asian Education for Peace and Interfaith Congress in Hiroshima , Japan and  International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation in Seville, Spain. She was invited by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to present her work on radicalization and education in Pakistan.

Fatima Sajjad has a PhD in International Relations from Punjab University, Lahore.  She completed her MPhil in IR from Kinnaird College, Lahore and MSc. in IR from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She was awarded Principal’s Merit Award at Kinnaird for highest CGPA in her batch.

Fatima has an extensive professional experience as a teacher and teacher trainer. Prior to joining UMT in 2012, she worked as a teacher and trainer at Lahore Grammar School for 8 years. She was awarded Intel Education Award from Intel Education and Ministry of Education for her work as a Teacher Trainer in 2008.She is currently engaged in various research projects exploring issues in critical peace studies. She occasionally writes for a scholarly blog at Emory University’s website.

Publications

o   Sajjad, F., Christie, D J. & Taylor, LK. (2017). De-radicalizing Pakistani Society: The Receptivity of Youth to a Liberal Religious Worldview’, Journal of Peace Education Vol 14, Issue 2 .Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, pp 195-214. The most read article in JPS, Vol 14, Issue 2.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (2017). [Review of the book Religion, Peace and World Affairs: The Challenges Ahead, edited by Taylor, E.]. Knowledge Futures: Interdisciplinary Journal of Futures Studies in press.

 

o   Sajjad, F. &Javaid, U. (2016). AKP and the Idea of the Turkish Model (2002-2014): A Longitudinal Analysis, IPRI Journal Vol XVI , Number 2, Islamabad Policy Research Institute .

 

o   Sajjad F.&Javaid U.( 2016). ‘The Civilizational Rift and the Idea of the Turkish Model; A Case Study (2002-2014)’. Journal of Political Studies. Vol 23, Issue 1.Punjab University , Lahore.

 

o   Sajjad F. &Javaid U. (2016). ‘Islam, West and Constantinople; A Historical Overview of Evolution of the Turkish Model in Pre Modern Age’ ,HamdaradIslamicus, Vol XXXIX , No.3. Hamdard University, Karachi.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (2015) ‘Countering Extremists’ Narrative in Pakistan’ ,NDU Journal , Vol 24, National Defence University , Islamabad.

 

o   Sajjad, F.&Javaid, U. ( 2015). ‘The Genesis of the Turkish Model’ ,Journal of Political Studies , Vol 22, Issue 1. Punjab University, Lahore.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (2014). ‘Reforming Madrasa Education; Perspectives of Ulama in Pakistan’ ,Journal of Islamic Thought & Civilization Volume 3 ,Issue 1 , University of Management & Technology , Lahore.

 

o   Ahmad , S. &Sajjad,F. (2017). Strategizing the role of Islam for Pakistan: An analysis  of the shifting perspectives in Pakistan.Journal of Politics and International Studies. Vol 3 , No.1. Lahore: Punjab University. 

 

 Conference Papers 

 

o   Sajjad F. (2014) .‘Faith as a Human Security Concern’, Fourth International Human Security Conference , IHSC 2014 Istanbul , Turkey.

 

o   Sajjad, F. , Christie , DJ. & Taylor, LK. (2014). ‘ Religious Education for Peace in Pakistan’ , The Inaugural Asian Education for Peace and Interfaith Congress (EPIC) 2014, Hiroshima , Japan.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Nov, 2014).‘Faith. Peace, Education; Perspectives of Active Faith based Educators in Pakistan’ ,7th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation ICERI 2014, Seville, Spain.

 

o   Sajjad,F. (2014).‘The Madrasa Myth and the Missing Perspective’ ,International Conference on Research in Education ICORE 2014 , Punjab University , Lahore , Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (2014).‘ The Post 9/11 Demand to Reform Madrasa Education and its Response in Pakistan’,3rdInternational Conference on Education ; ‘Education in Pakistan: Practices & Challenges’ , University of Education, Lahore , Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad, F., Christie, DJ. & Taylor, LK. (2015). ‘De-radicalizing Pakistani Society: The Receptivity of Youth to a Liberal Religious Worldview’, International Conference on Inclusive Education Nov 2015 at UMT , Lahore, Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Nov 26, 2015).‘Prospects of Faith based Peacebuilding in Pakistan: Perspectives of Faith based Actors', National Conference on ‘Challenges to Peace Building in South Asia’, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Oct 5, 2016). 'Kashmir and the Challenges of Countering Extremism in Pakistan', National Conference on ' Indian Atrocities in Kashmir: Regional and Global Implications', Punjab University, Lahore.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Nov , 2016). 'Revising Curriculum for Tolerance: A View from Practice', 4th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE2016). Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Oct 24 , 2017). ‘ Social Studies in the Age of Social Media: Policy Review and Recommendations’. The International Conference on Inclusive Education 2017, UMT.

 

o   Sajjad, F. ( Nov 29-30, 2017). ‘Reshaping Education to Counter Radicalism in Pakistan: Recommendations for Education Policy’ , International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

 

o   Sajjad, F. ( Nov 29-30, 2017). ‘Education to Counter Extremism in Pakistan: The Case of Cambridge O Level Pakistan Studies. International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence ,COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.

 

o   Sajjad, F. (Nov 21-23, 2017). ‘Building Resilience in Students against Extremism: Exploring Elite Education in Pakistan’. International Conference on Research in Education ICORE , Punjab University, Lahore , Pakistan.

 

o   Sajjad,F.( Dec 5-7,2017). ‘Critical Pedagogy, Higher Education and Extremism in Pakistan: Policy Review and Recommendations’. 20th Sustainable Development Conference , SDPI , Islamabad.

 

o   Sajjad, F. ( April 25-27, 2018).Education to Counter Radicalization in Pakistan: Policy Review and Recommendations’. The First International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities , Kinnaird College , Lahore. 

 

 

International Research Projects

  • Invited by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies for a book project on radicalization in South Asia , Feb 18-24 , 2018.

 

  • Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) International Project examining -intergroup (De)humanization and Trust discourse in five different countries; Principal Investigator from Pakistan examining sectarian discourse in the country.

 

  • Peace Direct collaborative research project entitled ‘“Finding local solutions to violent extremism in Pakistan” consultation as an expert in peacebuilding from Pakistan Sep 2016.

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