Anita M. Weiss, Department of Global Studies

Anita Weiss

Anita M. Weiss

Practice Areas: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Muslim World, Political Islam, Muslim Women’s Rights, International Development

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Anita M. Weiss is an expert on Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Muslim world, political Islam, Muslim women’s rights, and international development. Weiss has published extensively on social development, gender issues, and political Islam in Pakistan. She has spent much of the past two years in Pakistan conducting interviews for her current book project, "Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices." She is a member of the editorial board of Globalizations as well as a number of journals from Pakistan. She served as a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Pakistan National Commission on the Status of Women, as treasurer and vice president of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, and on the Executive Committee of the Religion and International Relations as well as the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSS) sections of the International Studies Association.

Recent Media:
Pakistan’s elections are being brazenly rigged. Why doesn’t the U.S. seem to care? (TIME, Feb. 4, 2024)
Of Media Blues, Instagram Poetry and Wartime Encounters (Newsline Magazine, April 2019)
A nostalgic foray into the closing days of British India (The International News Pakistan, March 3, 2019)
Pakistan Elections (France 24, July 27, 2018)
In Pakistan, abused women find comfort and justice at this all-female-run center (PBS NewsHour, Feb. 9, 2018)
“Women’s share in politics will continue to grow” (The News on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018)
How the state buries cases of honour-killing (Geo Television, Feb. 11, 2017)